Three people were killed and 20 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj district on Saturday noon.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
Witnesses and police said the Dhaka-bound ‘Dola Paribahan’ bus from Pirojpur swerved sharply to avoid an engine-run van and ultimately fell into the ditch in Maleker Bazar area around 12 noon.
The accident left three people dead on the spot and 20 others injured, said officer-in-charge of Tungipara Police Station AFM Nasim.
Thirteen of the injured were taken to Gopalganj 250-bed General Hospital, he said.