Bus carrying Canada junior hockey team crashes, 14 killed

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Sat, Apr 07, 2018, 09:53 PM

Bus carrying Canada junior hockey team crashes, 14 killed

Toronto, April 7: A crash between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a junior league hockey team has left 14 people dead in western Canada's Saskatchewan province, police said.

Members of the Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were headed to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks when the crash happened north of Tisdale around 6 p.m. on Friday, the Canadian media reported.

Fourteen others were injured and taken to a hospital. Three were in critical condition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Twenty-eight people -- including the driver -- were on the bus at the time of the accident, police said.

In a tweet on Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote: "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."

Authorities did not identify the victims and didn't confirm whether they were players or coaches. Junior league hockey teams are for athletes aged 16 to 20.