Three women of a family were killed and 10 others injured as a train rammed a locally made three-wheeler on a level crossing at Yasinpur in the Natore Sadar upazila yesterday.
The deceased are Sajeda Begum, 18, her grandmother Sundari Bewa, 55 and another grandmother Julekha Begum, 45 -- all residents of the upazila's Paikordal area. They died on the spot.
It was the second such accident in a little over a week. Eleven people were killed and at least 60 more injured in a bus-train collision on an unguarded level crossing in Jhenidah on August 1.
Yesterday's accident took place around 12:30pm when Barendra Express hit the Bhatbhati, which was passing through a level crossing near Yasinpur Railway Station, said Basudev Banik, superintendent of Natore police.
The injured were rushed to Natore Sadar Hospital.
No gateman was posted at the level crossing at the time of the accident, said the SP.
Locals demanded a rail gate and a full-time gateman at the level crossing immediately.