Canadian police: Fatalities after bus crash involving junior hockey league team

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan — A crash between a transport truck and a bus carrying a junior hockey team in the province of Saskatchewan has left 14 people dead and 14 injured, according to multiple reports, citing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Police say there were 28 people on the bus at the time of the crash, including the driver. Three of the injuries are critical in nature.

The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game. It collided with a transport truck.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger said there are multiple fatalities.

“This is much larger than anyone can begin to imagine,” Garinger told the CBC. “We are just in utter disbelief and shock at the loss that’s fallen upon us.”

Garinger told The Canadian Press that the team includes players from Edmonton, Slave Lake and Airdrie in Alberta and from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

“It’s a horrible accident, my God,” said Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks hockey team. “It’s very, very bad.”

Opp said a semi T-boned the players’ bus, adding that the coaching staff and

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