Three children in Gaibandha's Sundarganj were killed on Friday as soil piled up on a roadside collapsed on top of them as they were playing outside their house.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Ali (7), Abri Ali (4) and Rifat Mia (3).
Sundarganj Police Station OC Abdullah Zaman confirmed the news to UNB and said, "The three children died instantly after the pile of soil fell on them".
The incident took place at Kishamat Sadar village in Belka union of the upazila on Friday afternoon.
According to locals, the soil was piled there to be used in repair works for the road in front of their house. In the afternoon, the piled soil fell on them while they were playing.