New Delhi, May 8 : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief over the tragic accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad where 16 migrant labourers were mowed down by a freight train. In a message, the President said, "Saddened beyond words to learn about the loss of lives in the railway track accident near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. Wishing speedy recovery to the injured." Condoling the deaths, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, said he was deeply saddened to learn about the incident. "My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families," the Vice President said in a tweet.
The Prime Minister expressed grief over the tragic accident saying "Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided," he tweeted. The accident happened at around 0530 hrs on Friday when at least 16 migrant labourers were crushed to death by a freight train between Badnapur and Karmad, about 25 km from Aurangabad, while five others were seriously injured. (UNI)