Jaunpur, May 27 : Three migrant workers, who returned from Gujarat's Surat, succumbed following complaints of fever, cough-cold and breathing difficulty in separate areas of this Uttar Pradesh district, official sources said on Wednesday.
The locals are suspicious that all three could have been coronavirus suspects but the health department team has only taken the samples of one of the deceased and his contacts while the bodies of the other two have been handed to their families stating that the reason behind the deaths was heart attack. According to sources, a 40-year old man, originally hailing from Handiya village in the Azamgarh district, was working in a cloth mill in Surat.
He reached Pratapgarh through a Shramik Special train on Tuesday and had set out for his home in a tempo. Meanwhile, he started feeling unwell near Krishna Palace situated at Faizabad road in Shahganj. He was having difficulty in breathing and also had fever, following which the tempo driver left him there and went away.
The youth informed his family members but he succumbed after some time. Upon receiving information, his wife Preeti and daughter Divya reached the spot along with the family. Due to the presence of coronavirus symptoms in the deceased, the people informed the police and the health department along with SDM Rajesh Verma. Later, the samples of the deceased and Sonu and Neeraj who were traveling with him were drawn. The body was handed over to the family members.
In a separate incident, a 55-year-old, residing in the Karmahi village of the Jafrabad area, had reached Jaunpur along with his wife and four sons through a Shramik Special train on Tuesday evening from Surat. He suddenly started feeling unwell and collapsed on the station. He was rushed to the hospital immediately where the doctors declared him brought dead. The body was later handed over to the family members after stating that he died of heart attack.
In another incident, a 45-year-old man, hailing from Kevtali Kalan village in the Singramau police station area, had come back from Surat one week back.
He was suffering from a cold and cough. He suddenly complained of chest pain on Tuesday morning. The family members took him to the local Primary Health Center (PHC) where the In-charge Medical Officer Dr Abhishek Verma declared him ‘brought dead’. The doctor said that he died of a heart attack and hence, the body was handed over to the family members without drawing a sample. (UNI)