- A collision between a bus and a truck killed 14 people in Canada
- The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team
- The police would not confirm whether the victims were players or coaches
Fourteen people have died after a bus carrying members of Canadian junior hockey team collided with a truck on Friday afternoon, April 6.
According to CNN, the tragic collision between the bus and the truck took place at western Canada’s Saskatchewan province while the Humboldt Broncos were on their way to Nipawin town for a Saskatchewan Junior League playoff game.
Junior league hockey teams are for athletes ages 16 to 20.
There were twenty eight people in the bus when the accident happened. Fourteen of them were injured and were taken to a hospital, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
The police would not confirm whether the fatalities were coaches or players.
“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,” Kevin Garinger, the team’s president, said in a statement.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to express his sympathies to the victims of the accident.
“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 tweeted.