Three female farmers from Punjab died on Thursday after a speeding truck rammed into them near the protest site at the 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.
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.