CANADA - 14 killed in Saskatchewan junior hockey team bus crash

"There is no playbook on what to do in cases like this".

RCMP have said 14 others on the bus were injured - three are in critical condition. "We can not confirm numbers at this time", read a police statement. Twenty-nine people were on the bus.

Pastor Jordan Gadsby at the Apostolic Church in Nipawin said more than 100 people had gathered at the church. A tractor-trailer hit the team bus on Highway 35 north of Tisdale at approximately 5 p.m. ET on April 6, 2018.

RCMP said the collision occurred late Friday afternoon. He was detained initially but is not now in custody and his case is not now being investigated as a criminal investigation.

"The images and the injuries that I saw yesterday, really that's what they reminded me of, when there was an airstrike and a massive number of people would be coming in at the same time in terrible shape", said Masri, who has done work in war-torn Syria.

Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players' bus - an account police confirmed.

Ruschkowski said he was close with head coach Darcy Haugan and he will be missed in the hockey community.

Before becoming a coach, he played junior hockey in the league in the 1990s. Our thoughts and our prayers and our hearts go out to those families.

Kennedy said this situation made him think about the Swift Current Broncos crash in 1986 when four of his teammates were killed. "We had a crane lifting the bus", he said. When it happened in Swift Current all those years ago, that was bad.

The pain from a highway crash involving a Saskatchewan junior hockey team that claimed 14 lives is being felt around the world.

The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21, were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road. "We will never forgot the members of our Broncos family who were taken from us and who were injured".

In Humboldt, people showed up at the Elgar Petersen Arena to offer support, according to CNN partner CBC.

"We're a really small community, and all of us here in Humboldt are definitely somehow connected to the team", Kellington told paNOW. "You come to the rink. what's better than that?" He is one of the most adventurous, ambitious, and loving people that I have ever been blessed to know.

Expressions of sympathy poured in from around the globe. Trudeau also expressed his condolences on Twitter to the victims of the crash.

Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences. Trump concluded the tweet saying, "May God be with them all!"

"I prepared to talk to you so I won't get emotional", Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock told reporters Saturday, fighting tears.

In wake of the crash, more than $270,000 has been raised as of Saturday morning, through a gofundme account created by Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington Friday night.


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