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15 dead after bus carrying junior hockey team crashes in Canada

At least 15 people were killed after a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team crashed in the western province of Saskatchewan on the way to a game on Friday.

The deadly crash occurred around 5 pm Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan, about 150 miles northeast of Saskatoon, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

There were 29 people on the bus, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Fifteen people were initially taken to the hospital, one of whom died Saturday.

The hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, belongs to a league for players between the ages of 16 and 20. Canadian police haven’t released the names or ages of anyone involved in the crash.

The crash prompted a wide showing of national grieving and support in Canada, where hockey is a symbol of national pride and many young people play.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his support for Humboldt.

Agencies

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