BANGALORE (AFP) - At least 40 people were killed and 60 injured on Thursday when a truck carrying guests to a wedding party crashed into a dry lake in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said. The accident occurred near a village in Hassan district, some 160km from the state capital Bangalore, officials said. "The truck in which the victims were travelling plunged into the dry lake from a bridge after the driver lost control," district police inspector H P Basvesh said by telephone. Earlier, police had put the death toll at 25. "About 100-120 people were travelling in the open truck, which was on way to a village temple for a wedding feast," he said. Eye-witnesses said the accident occurred after the driver of the truck swerved in a desperate attempt to avoid coming into contact with a live power cable dangling across the road.