Officials said three people, who were among those holding a protest demanding the repair of drinking water supply pipes, were killed after a truck accidentally knocked them down in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district.

They said that three others were injured and shifted to the district hospital.

The officials mentioned that the truck driver failed to negotiate a blind curve and rammed into a few people who were staging a protest demanding that the pipes supplying drinking water to their hamlet in the Chenani area be repaired.

The three injured people were receiving specialised treatment, but one of them was in a critical condition, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Indu Chib said.

The officer said the district administration had ordered an inquiry into the incident.