Three people were killed as a truck plunged into a river in Kutubchhari area of Rangamati Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning following collapse of a bailey bridge.
The deceased were identified as Arafat, 35, Jahirul, 50 and Bacchu, 26. They are truck driver, helper and worker.
Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station told The Business Standard that the accident took place when the concrete-laden truck collapsed in the Chengi river around 7:15 am, leaving the trio dead on the spot.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to Rangamati Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
The accident also snapped road communication on Rangamati-Khagrachhari road.