Two people were killed and four others injured in an ambulance-auto rickshaw collision at Nowdapara in the city on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Amirul Islam, 22, son of Shahidul Islam of Bhugruil area under Shahmukhdum thana of the city and Alamgir Hossain, 50, a teacher of Boshirabad Dawatul Islam Aleem Madrasha under the same thana.
The injured were identified as : Raushan Ara Begum, 45, wife of Rajab Ali of village Paikpara under Poba upazila, Ariful Islam, 20, son of Idris Ali of Khorkhori area of the city’s Chondrima thana, Abir Hossain Raja, 24, son of Abbas Ali of Kukhondi area and Kaniz Fatema Keya,26, daughter of Kolim Uddin of Porapukur area.
The injured were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
Abul Kalam Azad, Inspector (Investigation) of Shahmokhdum police station, said six people were seriously injured when an ambulance of Naogaon Prime Hospital coming from the east side of the Nowdapara bus terminal collided head on with a battery-run auto-rickshaw at around 5-30 pm.
The injured were rescued and then sent to the emergency department of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) where on-duty doctor declared the two dead later. The injured were admitted at various wards.
The police after taking the body in its custody, sent the body to RMCH Forensic Department for autopsy.
The ambulance and the auto-rickshaw were seized and taken to the police station.