Canada bus crash: Death toll rises to 15

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2018 04:58 IST

Ottawa [Canada], Apr. 08 (ANI): The death toll in the Canadian bus crash, wherein players of a junior league hockey team have died too, has risen to 15, according to media reports.

On Friday night, a bus carrying 28 people, including the hockey players of Canada's Humboldt Broncos team, collided with a lorry in western Canada's Saskatchewan province.

The bus was headed towards Nipawin town for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League semifinals playoff game when the crash happened north of Tisdale city.

Initially, it was reported that 14 people have lost their lives in the incident.

Earlier on Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also issued a statement to offer his condolences for the departed.

"An entire country is in shock and mourning today as we learn more about the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 14 people and injured many more", as per the official statement.

He extended his support to the victims' families by saying, "To the entire Humboldt community: We are here for you. As neighbours, as friends, and as Canadians, we grieve alongside you." (ANI)