The incident took place at Dahalapara area in the district, where a speeding truck hit two vehicles around 4-30 am on Thursday, in which at least 29 people were killed and nine others were injured.
All the deceased labourers were travelling in the cruiser vehicles from Dhubri Tamarhat area to Rangia area in Kamrup (Rural) district.
"The speeding truck (WB-25-C-2618) hit the vehicles (AS-17-B-0033, AS-01-AC-8188) at the area, after one of its tyres burst," said a top police official of Barpeta district.
"The deceased labourers used to work in brick kilns. They hailed from Khulkhuli village under Tamarhat police station in Dhubri district," the police official said.
The injured people have been admitted to nearest hospitals and top police and civil administration officials have rushed to the area.
Meanwhile, the police said they have apprehended the driver of the truck.
The deceased people are yet to be identified.
--IBNS (Posted on 03-10-2013)