A 10-year-old girl and two women were killed when a jeep in which they were travelling collided head-on with a tractor on Nakodar-Kapurthala road of in Jalandhar, police said on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Kashmir Kaur (50), Onkar Kaur (40) and Radha (10) of Amritsar district, they said. The incident occurred on Saturday night in Jahangir village on Nakodar Kapurthala road when a group of pilgrims from Amritsar were going to visit Dera Baba Murad Shah.
They said that out of 14 pilgrims, three died, three injured and others managed to escape unharmed. The three injured were admitted to a hospital, police said, adding that one of them is in a critical condition. The bodies of the deceased were handed over to their family members after post-mortem today, they said.
Police said that the tractor was seized and a case was registered at Nakodar police station. The matter is being investigated and efforts were on to nab the tractor driver, they added.