Maharajganj: At least five persons, including four women, were killed and eight others seriously injured when a pick-up vehicle hit a stationary truck at a petrol pump, police said.
Superintendent of police RP Singh said that the incident took place on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli highway last night.
The deceased have been identified as Shabidun Nisha (45), Muhammad Hussain (26), Sabina (50), Nazroon Nisha (23) and Najboon Nisha (40), the SP said.
He said that the injured have been admitted to the Gorakhpur medical college.
All the deceased were residents of Maharajganj and were returning from Kichocha Sharif in Ambedkar Nagar district.