Three people were killed and 30 others injured as a bus plunged into a road side ditch in Simabari Bogra bazaar area at Shepur upazila of Bogra early Monday.
The deceased are identified as Abdul Karim, 45, Saidul Islam, 30, and Tareq, 27. All are hailed from Saghata area of Gaibandha.
Khan M Erfan, officer-in-charge of Sherpur police station, said the Narayanganj-bound bus from Gaibandha fell into a roadside ditch while overtaking a truck in the area around 12:45am, killing three on the spot and injuring others.
On information, six fire-fighting units from Sherpur, Sadar upazilas and Sirajganj district rushed to the spot and rescued the injured.
The injured were admitted to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital and Sherpur Upazila Health Complex.
The driver fled the scene after the incident.