Prez, VP, PM mourn death of migrant workers in Auriaya in UP

Prez, VP, PM mourn death of migrant workers in Auriaya in UP

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New Delhi, May 16: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the death of at least 24 migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district road accident in the early hours of Saturday. The President, in his condolence message, said, he was extremely saddened to learn about the tragic road accident.

''Local administration is making all efforts to help those affected. Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and with those injured," his message read. Reacting to the news, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said he was "deeply anguished by the loss of lives in a road accident at Auraiya" and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to bereaved families and wishes for speedy recovery of the injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet, said, ''Deeply saddened by the news of road accident in UP’s Auraiya. Express my condolences to the families of those who died and wish for the speedy recovery of the injured.''

He said the government was engaged in work to provide relief and rehabilitation of the injured and to the families of the dead. At least 24 migrant workers were killed and 35 others injured in a collision between two trucks at Chiruhali Miholi village under Sadar police station area on the National Highway-two early today. (UNI)