Dumka, Jan 21 (UNI) Eight people including a woman were killed as a vehicle in which they were travelling hit with a speeding truck at Jardaha Mode on the Dumka-Deoghar main road under Taljhari Police Station area of this district today.
DSP Roshan Gudiya said that the occupants of the vehicle were going to appear in the exam of Panchayat Sachiv ‘ being organised by the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission in Deoghar. Police said that there were a total of 9 occupants in the ‘Tata Sumo’ out of which seven were killed on the spot while another one died in the Sadar Hospital. Another seriously injured was later referred outside after being administered the first aid at the Sadar Hospital.
Post the incident the truck driver managed to flee from the spot leaving the vehicle behind. Police suspected that due to dense fog early in the morning the drivers of both the vehicles could not spot each other and ended up colliding with each other.
Such was the magnitude of the accident that many bodies remain mangled inside the ill feted vehicle itself and police had to use JCB machines and other tools to take the bodies out. All the bodies have been sent to Sadar Hospital.