Three people were killed after a sand pile collapsed on them while loading it on a truck at Joikura ghat in Rajbari Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.
The deceased were Abdur Rahim Sheikh, 55, a sand trader; Maruf Sheikh, 22, driver of an excavator machine; and Ripon Ali alias Imran, 38, driver of the truck in which sand was being loaded.
Police said the trio were loading sand on a truck at around 11pm. At one stage, a big chunk of sand collapsed on them. They died on the spot.
Rajbari Police Station officer-in-charge Eskarul Islam confirmed it.