14 dead as Canadian hockey team bus collides with lorry

A lorry and a bus carrying Canada’s junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening, killing 14 people.

The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan, BBC News reports

Confirmimg the accident, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people including the driver were on the bus, 14 of whom were killed.

The other injured 14 passengers were 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 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.


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