A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League was involved in a collision with a transport truck Friday night.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “fatalities have been confirmed, as have a number of injuries.”
UPDATE: RCMP in Sask. are confirming fatalities. We're expecting an update soon. Here's the statement from police. pic.twitter.com/ujXMDoxCUw
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The Broncos were on the way to play a game against the Nipawin Hawks. The Hawks’ team president, Darren Opp, said that the semi t-boned the team bus. (via TSN):
Darren Opp, president of the Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players’ bus that was coming to play against their team.
“It’s a horrible accident, my God,” he said. “It’s very, very bad.”
Opp said the coaching staff and players from the Hawks are waiting to help
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League features North American-born players from ages 16-20.
UPDATE: 14 people have died according to the RCMP, and 14 more people are being treated for injuries at a hospital, with three of those people being in critical condition. Absolutely heartbreaking.
UPDATE: RCMP confirm 14 of the 28 people on the bus have died in the crash. The other 14 have been transported to hospital with various injuries, 3 of them have critical injuries. RCMP aren’t releasing identities at this time. #Humboldt #HumboldtBroncos pic.twitter.com/D5hVrgahXq
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