Three persons were killed and eight others were injured in a road accident involving a pick-up van and a human haulier in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj this evening.
The deceased were identified as Rabbi, Shahabuddin, and Jahangir, all of them were day labourers aged between 25-35 years, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting police.
The identities of the injured could not be known immediately.
The incident took place around 7:00pm when the Kachpur-bound pick-up van collided with the human haulier coming from the opposite direction at Borab area on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the upazila, leaving the three men dead on the spot, witnesses said.
The injured were rescued and sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment, said Sub-Inspector Abdus Samaad of Kachpur Highway Police Station said.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Narayanganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy, he also said.
The pick-up van has been seized, the official added.