Three people were killed and more than 30 injured after a canter hit a van loaded with labourers on Maur-Rampura road in Bathinda on Tuesday late night. Most of the injured are admitted at the Bathinda civil hospital.
The victims have been identified as Sukhchain Singh of Balianwali, Raghuvir Singh of Mandi Kalan and Satnam Singh of Jhanduke village.
They were working as labourers in Partap Spintex Limited (Yarn Division) in Maur Mandi while on Tuesday they were all being dropped by the van that belongs to factory. The van was said to be overloaded with workers, in poor condition and was coming towards Rampura.
Some injured workers managed to come out of the van but others were taken out by people residing in nearby villages and rushed to hospital.
SHO Balianwali police station Balwinder Singh said, "A case has been registered against unidentified people. The labourers claim that a canter hit their van Investigations are on."