Bus Carrying Junior Hockey Team Collided With Truck In Canada Killing 14

| April 7 , 2018 , 18:11 IST

A crash between a transport truck and a bus carrying a junior hockey team in western Canada has left 14 people dead and others seriously injured on Friday.

As per reports, the bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan junior hockey league to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game.

Kevin Garinger, the president of the Humboldt Broncos said, "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. Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss."

Garinger added, parents were rushing to the scene as they struggled to cope with the tragedy.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reportedly said there were 28 people on the bus when the crash happened. Fourteen of them were killed, including the driver, and the other 14 had been taken to the hospital, three of them in critical condition.

Darren Opp, the president of the Nipawin Hawks hockey team said, “It’s a horrible accident, my God, It’s very, very bad.”

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Twitter that he could not imagine what the parents were going through.

According to reports, a memorial was placed on the side of the highway at the site of the crash, about four kilometers east of Swift Current.