Eight people, including three women, were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between an auto-rickshaw and a truck in Bihar's Samastipur district on Sunday.
The accident happened when the autorickshaw overtook a car and came in front of the speeding truck coming from the opposite direction near Harpur Alauth village.
All the victims were occupants of the autorickshaw.
Police seized the truck while its driver and cleaner fled.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the deceased persons. Kumar also directed the officials concerned to ensure better treatment of the injured persons.