Three pedestrians were crushed under a bus when it plunged into a roadside ditch in Bhobokdia area of Nagarkanda upazila in Faridpur this morning.
The deceased were identified as Wazed Chokder, 65, Rakibul Hasan, 25, and Meherun Nesa, 55, residents of Bari Dangi union.
Ejaj Uddin, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police Station, said that the accident took place on Dhaka-Barisal highway around 11:00am as Dhaka-bound Sonartari Paribahan bus skidded off the road, run over the pedestrians after its driver lost control over the steering.
Fifteen passengers of the bus injured in the accident, added the OC.
On information, highway police and fire fighting unit rushed to the spot and conducted rescue drive.
The injured were admitted to Faridpur Medical College and Hospital.
The bus passengers alleged that the driver was talking over mobile phone while driving.