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Crash of hockey team's bus leaves at least 14 dead

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Saturday, 07 April, 2018, 12:40
Crash of hockey team's bus leaves at least 14 dead

A western Canadian town of about 6,000 people was devastated Friday after learning that a bus carrying the town's junior hockey team had collided with a semi-truck while traveling to a playoff game, resulting in at least 14 deaths.

Others on the bus were injured, three of them critically, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported.

Most of those killed were likely the hockey players, who were between 16 and 21 years old -- though the Royal Canadian Mounted Police would not specify how many of the fatalities were players.

"We are just in utter disbelief and shock at the loss that's fallen upon us," Kevin Garinger, president of the Humboldt Broncos team, told CBC. He said he first learned of the accident through a phone call from a fan.