The accident took place when the three-wheeler was crossing an unfenced level-crossing in Shashangachha around 7 am on Wednesday, said Cumilla Railway Police Outpost Inspector Ismail Hossain Siraji.
The victims have been identified as Farid Munshi, his wife Peyara Begum, 50, and their daughter Lucky Akter, a student of class 10.
“A Dhaka-bound cargo train coming from Chattogram hit the autorickshaw at the level-crossing. The passengers of the damaged vehicle were rushed to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where Munshi died,” Station Master Shafiqur Rahman said.
“Lucky died in a Dhaka hospital while Peyara Begum passed away on her way to Dhaka from CMCH,” said Harun Ahmed, a relative of the victims.
Cumilla’s railway authorities did not comment on the incident.