Besides six migrant labourers who died on spot, four workers have been injured in the incident, confirmed police.
Six migrant labourers who were walking from to their homes in Bihar from Haryana were run over by a speeding bus late on Wednesday.
Besides six migrant labourers who died on spot, five workers have been seriously injured in the incident, said SSP Abhishek Yadav. The road accident occurred on the Delhi-Saharanpur Highway, Yadav told news agency PTI.
All of them were working as labourers in Punjab. They were travelling back to their homes in Bihar from Haryana when they were hit by the speeding bus on the highway between Ghalili Check Post and Rohana Toll Plaza.
The injured persons were immediately rushed to the hospital after the accident occurred last night at around 11 pm.
According to police, the driver, suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol, has been arrested.
Just a day ago, three migrant labourers and an infant girl were killed while 46 others suffered injuries in two road accidents when they were returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh from other states.
In another incident that shook the nation last week, 16 migrant labourers were mowed down by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. They, too, were walking back to their homes in Madhya Pradesh.
Source: India Today