The guests were attending a ceremony called ‘Haldi,’ a Hindu wedding tradition that involves turmeric being applied to the bride and groom to bring good luck.
Ten other people were injured in the accident, which took place in the Kushinagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, tweeted his condolences after the incident, writing, “my condolences are with the bereaved families of the deceased.”
“This is an unfortunate incident during a wedding ceremony,” said Kushinagar’s senior police official Sachindra Patel.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident in the village, located about 200 miles east of the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, Lucknow.