Eight migrant workers were killed and nearly 50 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Guna town in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning, police said.
The accident took place between 3 am and 4 am when the victims were on their way to Uttar Pradesh border from Maharashtra, Cantt police station in-charge Madan Mohan Malviya said. The injured persons were rushed to a nearby district hospital.
Policemen involved in the rescue work were later quarantined in the wake of the Covid-19 scare, another police official said.
In another tragic incident, six migrant workers, who were walking along the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway, were killed after a speeding bus ran over them on late Wednesday night.
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The incident took place near Ghalauli check-post. Three more workers were injured in the accident. A case has registered against an unknown bus driver, by the Muzaffarnagar Police in connection with the incident.
According to the police, the migrant workers who lost their lives belonged to Gopalganj, Bihar and were returning to their native place during the lockdown on foot. Further investigation is underway.