A truck smashed a CNG-powered auto-rickshaw at Belpukur union under Puthiya upazila of Rajshahi district on Saturday (November 25) noon, leaving five people dead.
The accident occurred at 3:00pm.
The deceased were identified as Ayub Ali Labu and his sister Parvin Begum, Sharmin, Hridoy and Insaf Ali.
Rajshahi University Fire Service Unit leader Mohammad Ariful Islam confirmed the information.
Spokesperson of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, Jamirul Islam said one died on the spot and five others were injured critically after the truck smashed the CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway.
Later, the injured five were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where duty doctor declared four of them dead.
MA Jalil, a physician at the emergency department of the hospital, said four out of the five injured people brought to the hospital succumbed to their injuries.