Five people, including two brothers, were killed when their car was hit by a speeding truck on the Faizabad-Rebareli National Highway here, police said today.
The accident occurred near the Haliyapur crossing under the Jagdishpur police station area last evening, they said.
Two people were killed on the spot and three more died at a hospital while undergoing treatment, police said.
Traffic movement on the highway was affected for almost three hours after the accident, they added.
The deceased, identified as Sajan Lal (40), Rameshwar Prasad Pandey (62), Raj Karan Pandey (53), driver Ram Kumar (40) and Hanuman Prasad (40), were all residents of nearby Saresar village, police said.
Meanwhile, Rijwan Ahmad (19) of Suratgarh was killed when the tractor he was driving in a farm overturned, police said.