Canada crash: 14 killed in Saskatchewan youth hockey group train crash

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A pile-up involving a train carrying a youth ice hockey group has killed during slightest 14 people and critically harmed 3 others in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Humboldt Broncos team, that has members aged between 16 and 21, were en track to a play-off diversion when their train collided with a lorry on a farming road.

The identities of a passed have not nonetheless been expelled by officials.

Tributes have been paid opposite Canada, including by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.

“I can't suppose what these relatives are going through,” he wrote.

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Twitter post by @JustinTrudeau: we can't suppose what these relatives are going through, and my heart goes out to everybody influenced by this terrible tragedy, in a Humboldt village and beyond. Image Copyright @JustinTrudeau

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The lorry and train collided on Friday during around 17:00 internal time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in a range of Saskatchewan.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police pronounced 28 people including a motorist were on a train during a time, and that fourteen people were killed.

Fourteen people who were aboard a train have been taken to hospital. Three are in vicious condition.

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Local media showed cinema of a scene, as rescue efforts continued overnight

The Humboldt Broncos, who play in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were travelling to a diversion opposite a Nipawin Hawks.

Darren Opp, a boss of a Hawks, told a Globe and Mail: “It’s a terrible accident, my God, it’s very, really bad.

“There’s uncles and moms and dads watchful to hear either their sons and nephews are OK.”

Myles Shumlanski, father of one of a Broncos players, described a stage as a “disaster” to a Saskatoon Star Phoenix paper.

“We had a derrick lifting a bus,” he said.

Air ambulances were dispatched to a stage to ride a harmed to hospital.

Who are a victims?

It is not nonetheless famous who has died. There were coaches on a train in further to group members.

The city of Humboldt, where a group are based, has a race of about 6,000 people.

Photographs on amicable media showed several of a players comforting any other in hospital.

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In a early hours of Saturday, Royal Canadian Mounted Police examiner Ted Munro pronounced rescue efforts were ongoing and pronounced they had set adult an information and support centre for families during a Nipawin Apostolic Church.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with a families tonight,” he said.

Who else has paid tribute?

News of a pile-up has repelled Canada, where ice hockey is a inhabitant competition and desired by many.

Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger expelled a statement fluctuating “thoughts and prayers” to a families of staff and athletes.

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“Our Broncos family is in startle as we try to come to grips with a implausible loss,” he said.

Scott Moe, a premier of Saskatchewan province, pronounced news of a pile-up was “difficult to comprehend”, while thanking puncture services for their response.

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