Tragedy in Canada: 14 killed in collision involving junior hockey team

14 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck in Canada, local authorities reported Saturday. The bus was carrying a junior hockey team that was heading to a playoff game.
The Humboldt Broncos earlier this year Photo Credit: Twitter

Authorities in Canada have confirmed that 14 people were killed after a bus carrying a junior league hockey team collided with semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan on Friday. 14 others were injured in the incident, three remain in critical condition.

The Humboldt Broncos, a junior hockey team with ages ranging between 16-20, was headed to a Saskatchewan Junior League playoff game when the crash occurred. 28 people were reportedly on the bus at the time of the accident.

The identity of the victims has yet to be released. “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," the team's president Kevin Garinger said in a statement. "Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his condolences to the affected families. “I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond,” he said in a statement.



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