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Migrants walk through 'hell' to reach 'heaven' in Bihar but stare at future

Hungry and exhausted, these migrant workers are arriving at Sonathu and other villages in Bihar's Aurangabad district from places as far-off as Surat, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai every day

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PATNA: They had left their homes for greener pastures in faraway Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Rajasthan.

The corona-fuelled lockdown having shattered their dreams, they are now walking, cycling and hitchhiking hundreds of miles under an unforgiving sun blazing down at over 40 degrees to reach their homes in an impoverished Bihar, where an uncertain future awaits them. Hungry and exhausted, these migrant workers are arriving at Sonathu and other villages in Bihar's Aurangabad.

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First Published: Mon, May 25 2020. 14:27 IST