Canada mourns Humboldt Broncos bus dead

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8 April, 2018 22:01 PM

Canada mourns Humboldt Broncos bus dead

Family members have begun confirming the death of team members and staff: HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

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There has been an outpouring of grief across Canada after 15 people died in a collision involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team on Friday.

At least nine players on the Humboldt Broncos team, aged between 16 and 21, died when their team bus collided with a semi-trailer in Saskatchewan, reports BBC.

Police are still trying to determine the reason for the crash. The lorry's driver was not hurt.

Teams around the country paid tribute to the dead during weekend fixtures.

Many have pledged donations to support their families and the surviving players. Online fundraising pages have raised millions of dollars.

Who are the victims?

There were 29 people on the team's bus when the crash happened around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Friday. That number includes players, coaching staff and the driver.

Details have been slow to trickle out in the wake of the tragedy, and the identities of the deceased have not yet been officially released by authorities.

Canadian public broadcaster CBC spoke to the sister of coach Darcy Haugan, who said he was killed in the collision.