At least five workers were killed in a road accident near Banda of Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district) on Saturday after the truck they were travelling in overturned.

“They were going from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh,” Praveen Bhuria, Saga’s additional superintendent of police, said.

The accident in Banda came after at least 24 migrant workers died in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.

Tens of thousands of people have been walking home from big cities after being laid off because of the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since late March.

Millions of workers were left without work across cities and towns in India when the lock-down was announced on March 24, resulting in the first wave of workers going back to their villages.