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Two Punjab-origin girls dead after train collides with car north of Toronto
Prabhdeep Kaur (Left) and Jashanpreet Kaur (Right)

Two Punjab-origin girls dead after train collides with car north of Toronto

TORONTO: Two Punjab-origin girls died while two other persons suffered multiple injuries after a car carrying five people collided with a goods train at a railway crossing near Brampton.

The deceased have been identified as Jashanpreet Kaur (18) of Muktsar and Prabhdeep Kaur (24) of Faridkot.

The collision happened on 5th Line of New Tecumseth in Simcoe County, west of Newmarket late Thursday night.

It is not yet clear how the vehicle ended up on the tracks as a train was coming, or whether the car was at a rail crossing.

“The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators attended the scene last night and commenced their investigation,” OPP said in a release. “No charges have been laid at this time as the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause.”

Police are asking any witnesses to contact investigators.

Prabhdeep Singh, daughter of Jaskaran Singh Khalakh, was a resident of Deep Singhwala village of Faridkot, Punjab. According to information received, Prabhdeep got married a year ago and went to Brampton on a study visa.

Meanwhile, Jashanpreet Kaur of Muktsar’s Raniwala village had gone to Canada for studies just about one and a half months ago.

Jashanpreet was the only daughter of her parents. As soon as this sad news was received in the town, a wave of mourning spread.

Jashanpreet’s father Rajwinder Singh said has appealed to the state and Centre to help bring their daughter’s last remains back. “I am not aware of the procedure but have requested the Union and Punjab government to help us bring my daughter’s body back,” he said.

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