The scene of the tragedy in Aurangabad
The scene of the tragedy in Aurangabad
BL Soni

At least 14 migrant workers out of 20 were killed after they were run over by a cargo train in the early hours of Friday. The incident took place in Aurangabad

The five survivors are being counselled by the police.

Here are 5 things we know about it

1)The migrants were walking from Jalna to Bhusaval. The distance between the two towns is 157 kilometres. According to Google Maps, the time taken to walk that distance is 31 hours

2) A report in NDTV said that the migrant workers were going towards Madhya Pradesh. They assumed that trains were not running during the lockdown and went to sleep on the railway tracks

3) The Ministry of Railways tweeted that the driver tried to stop the train, but to no avail. An inquiry into the tragedy is on

4) Former Maharashtra Speaker Haribhau Bagde, who is also the MLA from Phulambri, visited the accident site

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted "all possible assistance" is being provided. "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," PM Modi tweeted.

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