杭州龙凤A crash involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21, were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road.
The identities of the dead have not yet been released by officials.
Tributes have been paid across Canada, including by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his condolences.
“I cannot imagine what these parents are going through,” he wrote.
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What is known about the crash?
The lorry and bus collided on Friday at around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Highway 35, north of Tisdale in the province of Saskatchewan.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 28 people including the driver were on the bus at the time, and that fourteen people were killed.
Fourteen people who were aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. Three are in critical condition.
Local media showed pictures of the scene, as rescue efforts continued overnight
The Humboldt Broncos, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, were travelling to a game against the Nipawin Hawks.
Darren Opp, the president of the Hawks, told the Globe and Mail: “It’s a horrible accident, my God, it’s very, very bad.
“There’s uncles and moms and dads waiting to hear whether their sons and nephews are OK.”
Myles Shumlanski, father of one of the Broncos players, described the scene as a “disaster” to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix paper.
“We had a crane lifting the bus,” he said.
Air ambulances were dispatched to the scene to transport the injured to hospital.
Who are the victims?杭州龙凤
It is not yet known who has died. There were coaches on the bus in addition to team members.
The city of Humboldt, where the team are based, has a population of about 6,000 people.
Photographs on social media showed several of the players comforting each other in hospital.