3 Women Farmers Run Over By Truck Near Protest Site In Haryana

Two of the women died on the spot while one died in the hospital, police said.

Three women killed after truck hits them near farmers' protest site in Haryana.

New Delhi:

A speeding truck ran over a divider resulting in the death of three women near the farmers' protest site at Delhi- Haryana border. The women were reportedly sitting on the divider, waiting for an auto-rickshaw when the truck hit them.

The driver of the truck ran away from the accident scene, police said.

Two of the women died on the spot while one died in the hospital, police added.

Initial reports suggest that the women belonged to the Mansa district in Punjab.

The accident happened closer to the Tikri border where farmers from Punjab, Haryana and elsewhere have been sitting at Delhi's borders for nearly 11 months demanding the repeal of the three farm laws.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said that he was deeply grieved by the accident.

"Heartbreaking news of 3 women farmers killed and two others injured as truck hits them near Tikri Border in Haryana's Bahadurgarh. I am deeply grieved by this tragic incident. May their soul Rest in Peace and also urge Haryana Police to find the accused and put them behind Bars," Mr Channi tweeted.

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