Three passengers of a launch were killed and two others injured after it hit a bridge over the Jayantia River in Gosairhat upazila of Shariatpur early Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Tanji, 23, Shakil Ahmed, 25, and Sagar Ali, 23.
The injured were rushed to Gosairhat Upazila Health Complex where Shakil and Sagar were declared dead on arrival, he added.
The launch driver and his assistant were taken to the police station, said the SI.
Gosairhat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kafi Bin Kabir said the victims’ families will be provided with Tk 20,000.