Breaking: 14 Killed In Bus Crash Involving Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey League Team in Canada

Police in Canada have confirmed that 14 people were killed when a lorry and a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people were on the bus, 14 of whom were killed, including the driver. The other 14 aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition. In a tweet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote: “I cannot imagine what these parents are going through”.The lorry and the bus collided at around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT). The Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were en route to a play-off game against the Nipawin Hawks. Their team list shows the players are aged between 16 and 21. Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Ted Munro said rescue efforts were ongoing and that they had set up an information and support centre for families at the Nipawin Apostolic Church.Photo Credit: Getty

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  1. […] We earlier reported about the crash involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team that killed at….As more details about the crash is been released, we recap on what is known about the crash and the victims.The details: The lorry and bus collided on Friday at around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people including the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed. Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition. The Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were travelling to a game against the Nipawin Hawks. Darren Opp, the president of the Hawks, said: “It’s a horrible accident, my God, it’s very, very bad. There’s uncles and moms and dads waiting to hear whether their sons and nephews are OK.” Myles Shumlanski, father of one of the Broncos players, described the scene as a “disaster” to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix paper. “We had a crane lifting the bus,” he said. Air ambulances were dispatched to the scene to transport the injured to hospital.Who are the victims? It is not yet known who has died. There were coaches on the bus in addition to team members. The city of Humboldt, where the team are based, has a population of about 6,000 people. Photographs on social media showed several of the players comforting each other in hospital. In the early hours of Saturday, Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector Ted Munro said rescue efforts were ongoing and said they had set up an information and support centre for families at the Nipawin Apostolic Church. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families tonight,” he said.Photo Credit: Getty […]

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