New Delhi: Just one hour before addressing the nation, the prime minister of India Narendra Modi has announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the kins of the 16 migrant workers who were mowed down by a goods train near Aurngabad in Maharashtra last week.

The migrants were returning to their village in Madhya Pradesh by walking on the railway track . They were expecting a home bound train from Bhusabal station. However, the migrants slept on the track after a whole tracking. A goods train mowed 16 of them.