Four people including three children of a family were crushed to death by a speeding train in Nilphamari Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning.

The accident took place in Boubazar village of Kundapukur union of the upazila around 7:00am.

The deceased were identified as Rima Akhter, 7, Reshma Akhter, 4, and Mominur Rahman, 3, daughters and son of Rezwan Ali of the village.

Witnesses say that the three children were playing on the railway track. At that time a Khulna-bound train from Chilahati reached the spot. Seeing imminent danger neighbouring Shamim Hossain, 26, tried to rescue them. But all four died under the wheels of the train, they added.

Superintended of police in Nilphamari Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman visited the spot around 10:30am. He said they have informed the matter to Railway police. “They will take necessary actions.”