A four-year-old girl who was walking with her grandmother was among the people killed in a truck crash on Monday in Bath, police have confirmed, the BBC reports.
A Scania tipper truck struck the pair and several vehicles on a steep hill near a primary school in Lansdown Lane just after 16:00 GMT on Monday.
Three men from South Wales, aged 59, 52 and 34, who were in a Volvo car, also died at the scene from their injuries.
The girl’s grandmother remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Two other people are being treated in hospital for minor injuries, including the lorry driver and another man was discharged overnight.
“This is a tragic incident in which three men and a young girl have lost their lives and we’re carrying out a full and meticulous investigation to find out what happened,” Ch Insp Norman Pascal of Avon and Somerset Police said.
“The tipper truck has been recovered and will undergo a full examination. Our investigators will be carrying out further enquiries at the scene today.”
Police described how they were met with a scene “of carnage” when they arrived at Lansdown Lane on Monday afternoon.
The road has been closed since while accident investigations are carried out and sand and gravel from the truck is cleaned up.
The wreckage of the lorry and a badly damaged car were removed from the area early on Tuesday.
The accident happened close to Weston All Saints Primary School. The school was closed on Tuesday.
At a church service, held at All Saints Church, rector Patrick Whitworth said a “beautiful sunny day” had quickly turned to tragedy.