34-year-old migrant worker dies on board Pune-Prayagraj 'Shramik Special' train

Akhilesh Kumar, who used to work at a hotel in Pune, was returning to his hometown in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh.

Published: 12th May 2020 03:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2020 03:40 PM   |  A+A-

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Migrants who arrived from Maharashtra by a special train follow social distancing after deboarding at Charbagh railway station during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Lucknow. (Photo | PTI)


NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old migrant worker died on board a Pune-Prayagraj Shramik Special train on Monday and his post-mortem has been conducted, officials said on Tuesday.

Akhilesh Kumar, who used to work at a hotel in Pune, was returning to his hometown in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh.

He died during the journey and the body was taken off the train at Majhgawan in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district, the officials said.

"The migrant worker died on the Pune-Prayagraj special train and his body was attended to in Madhya Pradesh.

Post-mortem has been conducted," RPF DG Arun Kumar confirmed.

He said there was no confirmation yet on whether the migrant had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Indian Railways has operated 542 "Shramik Special" trains since May 1 and ferried home 6.48 lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials said on Tuesday.

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