Three people were killed and 19 others injured in a road accident at Pakarmatha point on the Rangpur-Dinajpur highway under Taraganj upazila of the district this evening, police officials said.
“The accident happened when a Syedpur-bound pickup van from Paglapeer in Rangpur and a passenger bus collided head-on there injuring 22 passengers of the pickup van,” said Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Taraganj Thana Zinnat Ali.
Police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot, rescued the injured persons and immediately taken them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) where three injured persons breathed their last at different times tonight.
The deceased were identified as Yakub Ali, 60, Monwara Begum, 40, and Oli Uzzaman Scissor, 11, hailing from different areas of nearby Nilphamari district.
A case was filed in this connection with Taraganj Thana, police said.