Three women of a family were killed and four others injured when a truck hit a battery-powered auto-rickshaw in Mrirdhakanda moor area under Nawabganj upazila of Dhaka district in the early hours of today.
The deceased were identified as Moyna Begum, 50, Rahela Begum, 40, and Sufia Begum, 30, residents of Gungerpar area of Nayanshree union of Nawabganj upazila.
Locals and eye witnesses said the accident occurred around 7.30am when a sand-laden truck crashed into the battery-powered auto-rickshaw carrying the four women on their way to Dohar, leaving three women dead on the spot and four others injured.
The injured were taken to Nawabganj upazila health complex.
Officer in Charge (OC) of Nawabganj police station Sirajul Islam Sheikh said the truck has been seized.
A case filed in this connection, the OC added.