Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
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14 killed in bus crash in western Canada

14 killed in bus crash in western Canada

Later Saturday, RCMP said 29 people were on the bus and 15 were sent to hospital. Three of the 14 in hospital are said to be in critical condition. Canadian police haven't released the names or ages of anyone involved in the crash.

"To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organization, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan's hearts", Moe said in a statement.

Canalta Hotels were offering to take in family members of those affected. The Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported Team Captain Logan Schatz, 20, and Adam Herold, 16, have also died. "Our national hockey family is a close one, with roots in nearly every town - small and big - across Canada".

"It's hard", Kelly Schatz said.

"Some of them are waiting to hear if their kids are alive", he said. Tributes poured in online for father of two who was described as an unbelievable mentor to young players. "He will always be a great man in our hearts". "The tears just keep coming".

Garinger, who has one of the players living in his home, said they still don't know his fate.

One mother, Michelle Straschnitzki, posted on Facebook that her son was in the hospital.

"Now I don't know what goes on now".

Nipawin Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed the accident and said 28 people were on the bus, which was carrying a youth hockey team called the Humboldt Broncos.

Mounties say a truck collided with the bus around 5 p.m. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection. Debris was scattered on the highway, and a large tractor-trailer lay overturned on the pavement.


"Lots of them are waiting for information", he said. The number is unknown at this time.

The victims were dispatched by helicopter and ambulance to care centres in nearby Saskatoon. "I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind". "This was either personal because you knew someone or personal because you could really relate to it".

Before becoming a coach, he played junior hockey in the league in the 1990s.

Many people wandered in and out of the arena during the day.

Flowers were placed on the stairs in the rink stands.

In Toronto, Mayor John Tory said in a tweet the city's Toronto sign has been lit green and yellow in honour of the Humboldt Broncos.

The team president said parents from across Western Canada were rushing to the scene as they struggled to cope with the tragedy.

Gadsby said they know there are multiple fatalities, but they haven't heard how many. "We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face".

"It is sort of every parent's worst nightmare", Henry said.

In 1986, four members of the Swift Current Broncos were killed while the team was on their way from Swift Current to Regina, and Sheldon Kennedy, former National Hockey League star turned child advocate, says he can still remember the scene vividly and offered his condolences to the Broncos players, loved ones and family members.

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