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Fourteen Killed as Canadian Junior Hockey Team's Bus Collides with Truck

Fourteen people were killed when a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a semi-trailer in Saskatchewan, Canadian media reported.

The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, north of Tisdale when their vehicle crashed at about 5pm local time Friday.


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Fourteen other people on the bus were injured in the crash and taken to hospitals throughout the Tisdale area, about 186 miles north of Regina, The Canadian Press reported.

Three of those injured are in critical condition, officials said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences to the parents of the crash victims in a tweet.

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“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,” wrote Trudeau.

The team, which plays in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were en route to a play-off game against the Nipawin Hawks when the collision occurred.

The president of the Nipawin Hawks told Canadian media a semi-truck T-boned the players’ bus.

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