‘Every parent’s nightmare’: Canada in grief after 15 die in hockey team bus crash

‘Every parent’s nightmare’: Canada in grief after 15 die in hockey team bus crash
April 08, 2018   Tatjana Muskiet
Canada has been plunged into “shock and mourning” after 15 people died and more than a dozen were injured in a “nightmare” collision between a bus carrying a junior hockey team and a semi-trailer. The royal Canadian mounted police said 29 people, including the driver, were on the Humboldt Broncos team bus when the crash occurred late on Friday afternoon on a rural highway some 200km north-east of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan. The team had been heading to a Saskatchewan junior hockey league playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks, officials said.The crash has shocked hockey-crazed Canada, where sports teams often travel hours in gruelling winter conditions. Within hours of the launch of a fundraising campaign to help those affected by the crash, it had raised more than C$2.4m, far exceeding its initial target of C$10,000.(theguardian)…[+]