Speeding truck kills 3 women farmers at Tikri border

New Delhi: Three females farmers from Punjab died on Thursday after a speeding truck rammed into them near the protest site at Tikri border, police said.

Two other women farmers were also injured in the accident which took place at around 6 a.m.

The speeding truck ran over a divider and hit the women as they were waiting for an auto to return to their villages.

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According to the police, two of the victims were killed on the spot, while the third died in a hospital.

The truck driver managed to escape following the accident.

With the death of the three women farmers, a total of 700 farmers have died so far in the farmers protests that started in September 2020.

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