At least three people were killed and 11 others injured as a train crashed into a human-hauler carrying workers of a jute mill at an unauthorised level crossing in Baliakandi upazila on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Imran Sardar, 22, the human-hauler driver, and Sarwar Sheikh, 20, son of Elem Sardar, and Shakib Sheikh, 22, son of Shahid Sheikh of Baghutia village in the upazila.
All the deceased and injured except Imran were workers of Razzaque Jute Industries Ltd in Madhukhali upazila of Faridpur.
Officer-in-charge of Baliakandi Police Station AKM Azmal Huda said the Bhatiapara-bound shuttle train from Rajbari hit the three-wheeler at Sonapur level crossing around 12:10pm while it was crossing the rail tracks.
The accident left three human-hauler inmates dead on the spot and 11 others injured, he said, adding that the injured were sent to Faridpur General Hospital.The tragedy struck the jute mill workers while they were returning to Baghutia village from their workplace.