According to reports, eight people, all labourers, were travelling on a truck when it overturned after the driver lost control.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla condoled the loss of lives in the incident. He took to Twitter to express grief over their demise.
He wrote, “The loss of lives in a road accident in Jalalgarh, Purnia (Bihar) is very sad. May God give peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this loss. My sympathies are with the families of the victims. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
It may be noted that eight labourers were killed in Jalagarh police station area of Purnia after a truck loaded with scrap lost balance and overturned today, reported ANI.
All of the deceased were residents of Rajasthan. A total of 16 people were travelling on the truck and were headed to Jammu from Agartala in Tripura.