Eight persons were killed and another was seriously injured when their MUV collided head-on with a truck in Dumka district on Sunday.

Seven of the deceased were going from Dumka to Deogharin the neighbouring district to appear for the Staff Selection Commission Examination while the eighth one is the driver of the vehicle, Dumka Sub-divisional Officer Rakesh Kumar said.

The accident occurred near Jordaha Pahari under Jermundi police station of Dumka district.

The injured was taken to the Sadar Hospital here in a critical condition.