Cumilla, Jul 29: Three people were killed when a covered-van hit a sand-laden tractor on Dhaka-Chattogram at Harikhola Majar area in Chandina upazila of Cumilla on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 40, son of Abdul Jalil, of Harikhola village, Foyjar Rahman, 40, son of Abdul Khalek of Rangpur and covered-van driver Liton, 40.
According to police and locals, some workers were loading sand onto a truck in the area. At that time, a Dhaka-bound covered-van lost control and hit the truck around 8am. Nurul and Foyjar died on the spot and Liton died on the way to local hospital.
In this connection, Jiaul Haque Chowdhury, Inspector of Eliotganj Highway Police Station, said the deceased were recovered from the spot and sent to the hospital for their autopsies.