14 killed in Canada ice hockey team bus crash

- Agence France-Presse, OTTAWA

Apr 8, 2018-

A bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a truck on a rural highway in Canada’s western Saskatchewan province, killing at least 14 people, local media said on Saturday citing police.

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix said 14 more were injured—including three critically—in Friday’s accident involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus. The bus was carrying 28 people including the driver.

Police said the crash took place at around 5:00 pm about 28 kilometers (18 miles) north of the town of Tisdale, a trading center in an overwhelmingly agricultural region.

The team was heading north for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks. The Saskatchewan league is a feeder system for higher levels of hockey with many graduating to play at US and Canadian colleges and major junior league level.

Published: 08-04-2018 11:27

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