At least three workers were killed and six others injured as their paddy-laden human hauler overturned at Piarson in Gomastapur upazila of Chapainawabganj on Tuesday night.
The deceased were identified as Shaidul Islam, 18, son of Abdur Rajjak, Rakib Hossain, 32, son of Abdul Manna, and Mojaffar Hossain, 62, son of late Montaj Ali of Dhobra village in Shibganj upazila.Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gomastapur Police Station, said some 10 to 12 workers were returning with paddy from Barind Tract.
The accident took place as the human hauler overturned and fell into a ditch after its driver lost his control around 10:30pm.
Three of them died on the spot and six others injured critically as the paddy-sacks collapsed them.
Later, the injured were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and Upazila Health Complex immediately, the OC added.