15 Young Hockey Players Were Dead And 14 Seriously Injured In A Devastating Bus Crash In Canada

April 9, 2018

15 people are dead and another 14 are hospitalized after a bus carrying a Canadian hockey team crashed into a semi on Friday.

Canada is devastated by the tragedy

Citizens of the small Canadian town of Saskatchewan were devastated Friday night because of the tragedy which took 15 lives and left other 14 seriously injured.

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A semi-trailer crashed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team - the Humboldt Broncos - to a semifinal playoff game on Friday.  According to the police report, most of the victims were hockey players between 16 and 21 years of age. 14 other young men are hospitalized, 3 of them are in critical condition.

The truck driver was initially under arrest but has since been released until the police will state a cause for the crash.

Kevin Garinger, the president of the Humboldt Broncos, made a statement soon after the tragedy:

It’s disbelief. It’s shock. The deepest grief that you can ever imagine. Our organization will never be the same.

 Myles Shumlanski, the father of one of the players who arrived at the scene of the accident, described the situation: “It was a disaster. We had a crane lifting the bus.”

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims saying he “is unable to imagine their grief.”


Canadian police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions and any technical issues with both vehicles.

Our prayers are with the families who lost their loved ones and to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.


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