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Canadian junior hockey team bus crash kills 14


Fourteen people were killed when a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team collided with a truck in Saskatchewan province, police said on Saturday, sending shock waves across the hockey-crazy nation, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that there were 28 people on the bus including the driver. Fourteen people were taken to various hospitals, with three in critical condition.

 

The bus was transporting the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team when the accident occurred at about 5:00 p.m. on Friday near the Tisdale area, around 185 miles (300 km) north of Regina, the Canadian Press reported.

 

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this horrible tragedy,” Kevin Garinger, the team’s president, said in a statement.

 

“Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss.”

 

The team was headed to play in Game 5 of a playoff series against the Nipawin Hawks.

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