8 crushed to death by truck in Bihar

Patna, July 11: Eight people, including two children, were crushed to death and over half a dozen persons were injured by a truck in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, police said on Thursday.

This incident took place late on Wednesday night near the Halsi block when all the victims were busy attending a marriage on the roadside, a district official Murli Prasad said.

Prasad said all the victims belong to the Dalit community.

All the injured have been admitted in a government hospital for treatment and police have lodged a case against the driver and owner of the truck.

Angry over the incident, local residents protested and blocked the road, demanding compensation to the kin of the victims.

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