Three people have been killed and 12 others injured after a truck carrying paddy overturned on Dhaka-Khulna highway of Gopalganj district.
The accident took place in Pathalia area under Sadar upazila around 6:45am on Monday.
The deceased are Mahmudul Hasan Sheikh, 40, Moinuddin Sheikh, 42, Md Kamrul Islam Sheikh, 42. The three labourers were residents of Khulna district.
The injured were sent to Gopalganj General Hospital for treatment. Of them, three critically injured were later sent to Khulna for better treatment.
Gopalganj police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Sirajul Islam said: “The labourers were returning to Khulna after working 10 to 15 days in paddy fields in Barishal.
“Mahmudul and Moinuddin were killed on spot in the accident. Kamrul died while undergoing treatment at Gopalganj General Hospital.”