Fifteen people were electrocuted and several injured when a high voltage wire fell on them when they were travelling on a truck in Bihar’s Vaishali district Thursday, police said.

The truck, carrying around 80 people who were going to Bhagwanpur from here after attending a funeral procession, came into contact with the wire that led to fire in the vehicle.

Fifteen people were electrocuted and burnt alive, while several others were injured among those travelling on the truck, Vaishali SP Sujit Kumar said.

Their bodies were recovered and the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals with severe burns, he said.