Lakhisarai: In Lakhisarai district of Bihar late on Wednesday, the wedding celebrations turned into mourning. A speeding truck crushed many people in the hut along the roadside. Eight people died in the accident. Five are seriously injured. The accident took place in Halsi Block.
The wedding of the daughter of Dukhi Manjhi, resident of Halsi, was in progress. The marriage procession arrived Wednesday night. The family members of the bride and groom were having dinner. Many people were in the girl’s house. Some people were sitting inside a roadside hut when a speeding truck plowed into the hut after hitting an electricity pole.
Seven people died on the spot
Seven people, who were inside the hut, died on the spot. A child named Muskan died on way to the hospital. Seriously injured have been admitted to Lakhisarai Sadar Hospital. At the same time, some people are also being treated at the Haldi PHC. Among the dead were three members of groom and five of bride’s family.
People stage jam
People aggrieved by the accident jammed the Lakhisarai Sikandra Road. SDO Murali Prasad said that the truck has been seized. Based on the registration number of the truck, its owner and driver are being identified. The relatives of the dead were given cheques of Rs 20000 each. After this, the people removed the jam from the road.