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16 laid-off workers killed in Indian track accident

In India, 16 migrant workers were killed during a train accident as they journeyed home and had fallen asleep on their tracks. 

Reuters notes that the driver attempted to stop the train but was unable to. Small bundles of food, footwear and other belongings were seen scattered along the tracks after the accident.

Reuters further notes that under India’s lockdown, all public transport has been suspended making it far more difficult for migrants to travel back home. 47 Roots notes that lockdown is hitting the poorest the hardest.

Read more from Reuters and 47 Roots.