Three people, including a minor boy, were killed as a trawler sank in the river Padma near Hasail Bazaar in Tongibari upazila Wednesday morning.
The victims were identified as day-laborers Quddus, 35 and Samal, 20, and Asharful, 8, of Netrakona district.
Officer-in-Charge of Tongibari police station Abdullah said the trawler capsized at about 7am on its way to Padma Char from the Hasail Bazar with 100 passengers on board.
He said the accident took place due to over loading. But he could not confirm the number of people went missing.
On information, police started rescue operation and recovered the three bodies from inside the trawler till 11:50am.