Three people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Lakshmipur Highway near Polly Bidyut area on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam, 35, son of Nurul Amin; Rafiqullah, 55, son of Patwari; and Mafizullah, 55, son of Najir Ahmed of Sadar upazila. They were construction workers.
The accident took place around 9am when a pick-up van carrying the victims plunged into a roadside ditch after its tyre exploded, UNB reported.
All three were killed on the spot and eight others were injured, said Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
The injured were taken to Sadar upazila health complex.