Four persons, including two children, resting under a tree alongside the Lucknow-Varanasi road in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh were killed after being run over by a speeding car, police said on Saturday.
The accident took place in Mahkani village and the dead were identified as Mamta Devi (30), Gudhiya Devi (32), Neeraj (5) and Suman (4), Additional Superintendent of Police Avneesh Mishra said.
The four were rushed to a local hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead, he said.
The car also overturned and fell into a ditch, he added.
The driver of the car was taken into custody and the bodies were sent for postmortem, police said.