Three people, including a rickshaw puller, were killed when a stone-laden truck hit a rickshaw in Saheb Bazar area on Cumilla-Sylhet regional highway under Burichang upazila of the district this morning.
The deceased were identified as rickshaw puller Md. Ismail Hossain Sagar, 30, son of late Mohammad Ali, resident of Daklapara village in Mainamati union of Burichang upazila of the district.
Md. Abdul Ahad, 22, son of Abdus Salam, resident of Bhuai village in Juri police station in Moulovibazar and Md. Yusuf, 22, son of Rajab Ali, resident of Dakshinbagh Guchhgram in Juri police station in Moulovibazar.
According to police and local sources, Ismail Hossain Sagar was going to Saheb Bazar with two passengers, when the rickshaw came near the office of the local UP chairman, a stone-laden truck crushed the rickshaw and the truck fell on the side of the road, three people, including the rickshaw puller were killed on the spot.
Later, police recovered the bodies from the spot, Mainamati crossing police SI Khorshed Alam told BSS.
Police detained three people, including the truck driver and helper, the SI added.