Mumbai: 13 people were killed and three others were critically injured in a truck accident in Maharashtra on Monday. The truck was en route from Kutch to Nagpur and was carrying salt when the tyre suffered a blast. Superintendent of police Buldhana Patil Bhujbal said, “Today afternoon an incident took place at NH 6 when a truck suffered a tyre burst, 13 people died and three were critically injured. The truck was carrying salt and going from Kutch to Nagpur.”

Meanwhile, in yet another accident on January, a mini-truck had slipped into a gorge at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Odisha district, killing six people on spot and injuring over 35 more. The death toll in the accident later increased to 10, with two more persons succumbing to injuries, said a police officer.

(With agency inputs)