A survivor of the Aurangabad practice tragedy says that the disturbing photos of the demise of his companions in entrance of his eyes have been haunting him and left him with the psychological trauma that he won’t ever have the option to overcome in his life.
Shivmaan Singh, who’s now travelling again to his native place in Madhya Pradesh in a practice together with three different survivors and our bodies of 16 victims, mentioned that he has not been in a position to come to phrases with the lack of his colleagues.
Sixteen migrant workers- a part of a gaggle of 20 headed in direction of villages in Madhya Pradesh and who have been resting on the tracks, have been crushed to demise by a items practice in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra within the early hours of Friday.
“After the tragedy stuck on Friday morning, so many things happened. Although I was completely exhausted, I could hardly sleep on Friday night as the gory images of the accident kept coming to my mind. I think I will never be able to overcome the impact of the tragedy that unfolded before my eyes,” Mr Singh instructed PTI.
“It happened all of a sudden. Before the incident, we had all walked and consumed food together…After the news of the accident broke, my family members tried calling me repeatedly. But my phone was off as its battery was discharged,” he mentioned.
“After the accident, we were busy in helping the officials in identifying the victims and replying to their queries,” Mr Singh added.
“At the time of dinner on Friday night, the faces of my colleagues kept coming to my mind,” he mentioned.
Mr Singh and 19 others labored in a metal manufacturing unit in Jalna, a district adjoining Aurangabad, and began strolling residence in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday night. They determined to relaxation on the tracks close to Karmad, round 30 km from Aurangabad, after strolling for about 36 kms. However, 16 of them have been run over by the practice coming from Jalna at 5.15 am.
Recalling the incident, Mr Singh mentioned, “I was walking a little slower than others due to the pain in my legs. When we reached the place of incident, we slept as we were very tired. I was sleeping some distance away. But when I heard the sound of a fast-approaching train, I woke up. I tried to raise an alarm. However, everything was over in a matter of seconds.”
Another survivor, Veerendra Singh, mentioned, “We had applied for travel passes a week ago in our home state, but didn’t get any response. My wife and children are at my native village. We had decided to set off on our journey till Bhusawal on foot.”