Three people including a driver were killed and five others injured in a triangular collision on Jamalpur-Tangail highway in the district today.
The deceased were identified as Anowar Hossian at village Chhatrapur in Dhanbari upazila under Tangail district, driver of the pick-up van Suja Mandol,34, at village Fulbaria and Samsul Haque, 45, at village Chhantiya in Jamalpur sadar upazila, Officer-in-charge of Jamalpur Sadar police station Muhammad Mohabbat Kabir said.
The accident occurred when a Dhaka-bound passenger bus from Jamalpur hit a vegetable carrier pickup van from opposite direction in Titpalla area around 6:30am, leaving two passengers of the pick-up van dead on the spot.
At that time, a CNG run autorickshaw which was coming behind bummed against the van. In the triangular collision six persons, including the van driver, sustained injuries.
A team of fire service and civil defence rescued the injured and admitted them to Jamalpur General Hospital where the van driver succumbed to her injuries.