Bhabua (South Bihar), Nov 13: At least eight people were killed and five others seriously injured in a road mishap on National Highway 30 at Katra-kala village near here today.
Police said the mishap occurred at around 1200 hours when the vehicle, in which the victims were travelling from Benaras to Mahaurio village in Kaimur district, collided head on with an oil tanker coming from the opposite direction.
While six of the passengers, all residents of Mahaurio, died on the spot, two others succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital.
The condition of the five injured persons was stated to be critical.
The deceased included the driver of the ill-fated vehicle, sources said.
Police said none was arrested so far, adding that the damaged vehicles had been seized and a case registered.