15 Killed as Truck Plows Into Bus Carrying Canadian Hockey Team

 

 

MARYLAND/U.S.A –

 

 

FIFTEEN people died and another 14 were injured after a bus carrying a Canadian hockey team was involved in a crash late Friday in Saskatchewan.

Authorities said 29 people were on the bus, which was carrying a youth hockey team called the Humboldt Broncos. At least two of the injuries were considered critical.

The mayor of Humboldt, Rob Muench, said he spoke to Trudeau, who relayed condolences from other world leaders.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was not identified, was initially detained but has since been released.

The driver and a passenger were not injured.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation.

The Broncos play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, an under-20 youth league that regularly produces NHL players. Rod Brind’Amour, Curtis Joseph, Ron Hextall and Chris Chelios are among the former NHL stars, who played in the SJHL.

Bill Chow, the president of the league, said it hasn’t been determined if the rest of the season will continue. He added that he’ll confer with the governors of the league and do whatever is in the best interest of the everyone involved.

 

 

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