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At least eight people were killed along NH-15 under Orang police station in Assam’s Udalguri district late Tuesday night.

The accident took place when the Ertiga car in which the victims were travelling rammed into a parked truck at Gelabill in the area.

The eight youths were part of a marriage party coming from Baihata Chairiali to Tezpur.

The ill-fated vehicle bore the registration number AS-12-V-9333    that hit the stationary vegetable loaded truck bearing registration number AS-12-B-2022.

The deceased have been identified as Diganta Saikia (Tezpur Mission Chariali), Rinku Saikia (Tezpur, Milanpur), Ranjit Deka (Tezpur, Thelamara), Partha Puri (Natun Para Bylane, Tezpur), Narayan Das (Tezpur, Durigaon), Tinku Bora, (Tezpur, Milanpur) and Kamal Dev Nath (Tezpur, Parua).

Sources said all the eight persons were friends of groom Nayan Bora, who hails from Borjhar gaon of Tezpur and worked together at a hotel in Tezpur Mission Chariali.

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