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Auraiya Mishap: From VP To CMs, Political Leaders Express Grief Over Accident

Several political leaders expressed their condolences over to the death of migrant workers who were killed in the accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya.

Auraiya accident

In a tragic incident on Saturday morning, a truck collided with a container truck in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya killing as many as 15 migrant workers and injuring more than 20. According to Auraiya DM Abhishek Singh, the incident occurred when the migrants were coming from Rajasthan on the truck and were returning to Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and some parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Informing about the incident, he said that rescue operation has been completed and all the injured have been taken to the hospital. He added that the accident occurred around 3.30 AM on Saturday on the national highway near Mihauli village in the Sadar Kotwaliu area. "The injured have been taken to the government hospital and higher officials are at place," he said. 

Political leaders express condolences

Several political leaders reacted to the accident and expressed their condolences over the death of the migrant workers. Taking to Twitter, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu expressed his condolences and wished the injured workers for a speedy recovery. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "It is very sad to know about the death of many workers in the road accident in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh. I express my condolences to the families of those who died in this accident. Also, I wish the workers who were injured in the accident to get well soon."

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "I am hurt by the news of the death of 24 laborers and the injured in Auraiya of Uttar Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish the injured to get well soon."

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BJP President JP Nadda said, "I am deeply affected by the news of the untimely demise of 23 workers in a road accident in Auraiya, UP. I request all BJP workers to fully cooperate with the administration in relief work. My condolences to the families of the victims. I pray to God for the quick recovery of the injured."


Union Minister Nitin Gadkari wrote, "The road accident in Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh is very tragic. Many people have lost their lives in the accident, my condolences to their families, and I pray to God that those injured in the incident get well soon." 

Read: Auraiya accident: MP CM expresses condolences, prays for 'quick recovery of injured'

UP govt announces compensation

The UP government has also announced Rs 2 lakhs as compensation for those whose lives were lost in the tragic accident, and  Rs 50,000 compensation for those who were seriously injured. 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday expressing his deepest condolences took note of the accident. Taking to Twitter, he stated that he has directed the officials to ensure that all the injured be provided medical care immediately. He has also sought a report from the Commissioner and IG Kanpur on the cause of the accident informed Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi to media.

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