Three people were killed and 19 others were injured in a road accident at Chaurasta turning area of the town in Kurigram district at about 1.30 pm on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Hakim 30 of Khalilgong area of Belgacha union and Jobaer 25 of Tograihat area of Kanthalbari union of Sadar upazila of the district.
The identity of another deceased could not be known immediately.
Police and local sources said the accident took place when a truck from Nageswari to Kurigram lost its control and hit a battery run auto rickshaw. Three people were killed on the spot and 19 others were injured.
Locals said the truck fell into a road side ditch after smashing the auto rickshaw. Two passengers of the auto rickshaw and a passerby were killed on the spot. Among the injured the driver and helper of the truck and 16 others were sent to Kurigram Sadar Hospital.
Being informed, police and Red Crescent members rushed to the spot joined the rescue operation along with the locals. They sent the injured to the hospital.
The condition being deteriorated, the doctors referred six injured to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for further treatment.
Officer-in-charge of Kurigram Sadar Thana Mahfujar Rahman said three people were killed in the spot in the accident. The injured were sent to hospital immediately.