SIRAJGANJ, Dec 31: Three persons including a police constable were killed and five others injured in a road accident at Kodda crossing area under Sirajganj Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning.
The deceased were identified as police constable Abdul Based, 35, stationed at Sirajganj police line, pickup van driver Mofizur Rahman, 32, of Mirpur Mahalla under Sirajganj municipality, and bus driver Jahid Hasan Pramanik, 48.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge West police station Aminul Islam said a Chapainawabganj-bound bus coming from Dhaka collapsed on the highway, while a pickup van requisitioned by police was also standing on the highway. Suddenly, a North Bengal-bound truck rammed the police pickup van from behind, leaving three including a policeman dead on the spot and five injured.
The injured were admitted to Sirajganj General Hospital.