New Delhi: At least eight people died and six suffered injuries after one speeding truck rammed a wedding pandal in Bihar’s Lakhisarai late Wednesday night.

The driver of the truck fled the spot after running over guests.

Following the accident, the crowd of agitated locals blocked a part of the road near Ambedkar Chowk demanding immediate compensation to the kin of the dead.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Manish Kumar and Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Murli Prasad Singh reached the spot and tried to defuse the situation. According to SDM Singh, “The speeding truck lost control, hit an electric pole and then ran the party over, killing three groomsmen and five of the bridal party right on the spot.”

The deceased have been identified as Manjit Kumar, Nakat Manjhi, Muskan Kumari, Umesh Manjhi, Rajiv Manjhi, Dhanraj Manjhi, Shambhu Manjhi, and Gore Manjhi.