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Vigil for farmworkers
Avnoor Sidhu places a candle in remembrance of her mother, Sarbjit Kaur Sidhu, who was killed in a tragic accident on the freeway four years ago. The accident also claimed the lives of Amarjit Bal and Sukhvinder Kaur Punia and injured 14 others. The women were passengers in an overcrowded farm transport van which flipped over. A coroner’s jury made 18 recommendations to improve farm workers’ safety after the incident. More than 100 people turned out to the vigil, held in Abbotsford near city hall on Sunday, to remember the women who perished and to call for more safety improvements for farm workers.