Most of 60 killed in India train disaster were migrant workers who earned as little as $95 per month

NEW DELHI — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state’s Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured when a speeding train ran over a crowd celebrating the Hindu festival of Dussehra on Friday night had left their families in neighbouring states to work in factories and shops in Punjab.

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