A truck collided with a taxi in eastern Bihar state, killing at least 24 people and injuring five, United News of India reported Saturday.

The news service quoted S.M. Shahbuddin, an official in the town of Begusarai, as saying the truck was loaded with wheat when it rammed the taxi late Friday.Shahbuddin said 24 people were killed, but witnesses reported seeing 27 bodies, UNI said.