Three women were killed and 10 people were injured when a truck rammed into a pick-up van carrying devotees towards the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bahubal upazila in Habiganj on early Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Manjila Begum, 45, Tanzila Begum, 35, and Shahinur Begum, 45, all residents of village Hossainpur in Kishoreganj.
Rakibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bahubal Model Police Station, said that the pick-up van with 15 devotees on board was heading towards the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal from village Gobindapur.
When the pick-up van reached near Mouchak Mohona Community Centre, a stone-laden truck crashed into the vehicle around 1:45am, leaving three women dead on the spot and 10 others injured.
The injured were taken to Sadar Hospital.