KHARTOUM, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 13 people were killed Saturday and 26 others injured in a traffic accident south of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, said the Sudanese Police in a statement.
"13 people were killed and 26 others injured in a traffic accident at Al-Takala Abbasher area in central Sudan's Gezira State," the statement said.
It noted that the accident took place when a passenger mini-bus heading from Khartoum to Al-Kamlin area collided with a bus heading to Khartoum.
The front tire of the bus exploded, causing it to swerve from its course and collide with the mini-bus on the opposite lane, the statement said.
The injured were transported to the hospital in Khartoum, while the bodies of the dead were transferred to the morgue, noted the statement.
According to police reports in 2012, the Sudanese capital witnesses reporting of four traffic accidents each minute involving death or grievous hurt.