Two young girls from Punjab’s Mukstar and Faridkot had died in an accident after the car they were travelling in collided with a goods train at a level crossing near Brampton last night.


One of the deceased was identified as Jashanpreet Kaur, an 18-year-old girl who hails from Raniwala Village in Mukstar, while the other deceased belongs to Faridkot and is said to be in her twenties.


Also, the cousin of Jashanpreet Kaur, who too was travelling with her, and belongs from the same village, had suffered multiple injuries and is admitted in a hospital in Brampton.


The family members of Jashanpreet Kaur, who are in an inconsolable state, had said that their daughter had gone to Canada for study purpose about a month ago.


They said that the girls were going to work the night shift at an automobile spare parts factory when the accident took place.


"After the road mishap, my niece Jashanpreet Kaur died at a hospital in Canada, while my daughter Palampreet Kaur, aged about 21, is recuperating at a hospital there. She is critically injured," the Tribune quoted ASI Gurpartap Singh, a resident of Raniwala village, who is posted at the CIA wing in Mohali police as saying.

 

He further said the driver of the car too belonged to Patiala. He said his nephew is there in Canada and he has informed that two girls including Jashanpreet, died. While two others, including his daughter, are critically injured and undergoing treatment at a hospital there.


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He said that the accident took place when the driver of the car failed to notice the signal at a railway crossing. “At the same time, the goods train hit the car and dragged it up to over a km away”, he added.

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