Returning to Punjab from the Delhi border, two farmers were killed, 8 injured in an accident

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 15, 2020 6:15:42 PM

A group of farmers standing on top of trucks raise slogans during the ongoing protest against the new laws on farm centers at Singhu border in New Delhi. (Explicit photo by Amit Mehra)

At least two farmers were killed and eight injured early Tuesday morning after a truck hit its tractor trolley in Haryana’s Karnal district. They returned to Patiala from the Delhi border, where thousands of farmers have been protesting against the Center’s three farm laws for 20 days.

The dead were identified as Gurpreet Singh (22) and Labh Singh (62), originally from Saferal village in Patiala. The injured were admitted to three hospitals in Patiala, including Rajindra Medical College and Hospital, and Karnal.

According to police, the accident during Taraori’s crossing was caused because the “truck driver appeared to fall asleep behind the wheel.” A case has been filed against the driver, who is fleeing, the SHO inspector Sachin of the Taraori Police Station told a news agency. PTI.

The number of peasants protesting on the borders of Delhi is growing by the day, with more than 60,000 Protestants camping there now. In addition to Punjab and Haryana, farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other regions have joined in the ongoing unrest.

District president of BKU (Ugrahan) in critical condition

The Muktsar district chairman of the BKU (Ugrahan) faction, Pooran Singh Doda was admitted at PGI, Rohtak on Tuesday, after a car hit him near the border protest site Tikri. The 75-year-old is in critical condition.

He was hit by the car a short distance from the protest hall as he crossed to go to a toilet.

(With input from Raakhi Jagga, PTI)

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