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Report: 14 Killed In Bus Crash Involving Junior Hockey League Team

The Humboldt Broncos hockey team.

A terrible scene unfolded on Friday night as a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey league team collided with a semi-truck. The bus was carrying the team to a hockey tournament in Western Canada when it collided with the truck - 14 people were killed and 14 were injured in the accident.

According to a report from ESPN, police say there were 28 people aboard the Humboldt Broncos team bus when it crashed on Friday afternoon in Saskatchewan. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a statement early Saturday morning confirming 14 people were killed in the accident.

Police also said the 14 injured "were sent to hospitals with a variety of injuries; three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature.''

The Humboldt Broncos released a statement about the accident.

The Humboldt Broncos organization has experienced incredible tragedy. While en route to Nipawin, the Broncos bus was involved in a terrible accident which has resulted in multiple fatalities and serious injuries.

Broncos President, Kevin Garinger has made the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this horrible tragedy. Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss.”

The Humboldt Broncos are part of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, which is a junior `A' hockey league under Hockey Canada. It's open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.

The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.

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