Lakhisarai, Jul 11 : Eight people were killed and five injured when they were
hit by a speeding truck under Halsi police station area in this Bihar district late last night.
Police said some members of a marriage party were sitting in a hut on the
roadside when the truck rammed it near Halsi block, leaving eight dead on the spot and five injured.
Sources said they had come from Garhi Vishanpur village in the district to attend the marriage of one Dukhi Manjhi`s daughter.
Police said the speeding truck after mowing down people dashed against three high voltage electric poles, which fell. The truck driver escaped, abandoning his vehicle on the spot. The injured had been admitted to Lakhisarai Sadar Hospital and Halsi primary health centre. The deceased could not be identified immediately.
Infuriated over the mishap, local people blocked Lakhisarai-Sikandara road by keeping bodies on the road. (UNI)