Train in India kills at least 16 migrant workers

The bodies of 16 migrant workers killed in western India were returned to their home towns on Friday (May 8).

Police in the Aurangabad district transported the victims after they were hit by a train earlier that day.

The group had stopped to rest as they made their way home by foot.

The bodies were loaded on a train headed towards their home state, also carrying other migrant labourers.

Tens of thousands of people have been walking home from India's big cities after losing their jobs amid the pandemic.

Under the current restrictions, all public transport has been suspended.

Migrant workers heading home often have to walk huge distances get there.