At least three workers were killed and six others injured as their paddy-laden ‘human hauler’ overturned at Piarson in Gomastapur upazila in Chapainawabganj on Tuesday night, reports UNB.
The deceased are Shaidul Islam, 18, son of certain Abdur Rajjak, Rakib Hossain, 32, son of certain Abdul Manna, and Mojaffar Hossain, 62, son of late Montaj Ali of Dhobra village in Shibganj upazila.
Some 10 to 12 workers were returning with paddy from Barind Tract when the accident took place as the ‘human hauler’ overturned and fell into a ditch after its driver lost his control around 10:30pm, said Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gomastapur Police Station.
Three of them died on the spot and six others injured critically as the paddy-sacks collapsed on them, he added.
Later, the injured were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and Upazila Health Complex immediately, the OC also said.