Three people were killed and three others injured as a bus rammed a trolley on the Dhaka-Barishal highway in an area under the Bimanbandar, or Airport Police Station area of the district on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Emdadul Haque, 38, son of Abul Kalam Howlader of Kashipur union, Nadeem Howlader, 12 , son of Md Sentu Howlader of Rahmatpur Badamtala area and Sinbad of the same area.
Lokman Hossain, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Biman Bandar police station, said the accident occurred around 2pm when the bus of Goon Goon Paribahan crashed into the trolley in Choy Mile Road area, leaving two people dead on the spot.
The injured were rushed to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMCH) where doctors declared one of them dead upon arrival.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent them to the hospital morgue for autopsies.
Police seized the bus but the driver and his helper managed to flee the scene, added the OC.