Hum­boldt, Saskatchewan

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Hockey tragedy: The Cana­dian town of Hum­boldt was in mourn­ing this week af­ter a bus car­ry­ing its ju­nior hockey team col­lided with a trac­tor trailer, killing 15 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 14 oth­ers. Ten play­ers and two coaches with the Hum­boldt Bron­cos died in the ac­ci­dent, which hap­pened as the team was headed to a Friday-night game. Many of the play­ers—ages 16 to 21—had come to Hum­boldt from else­where in Canada to play on the team, so they were mourned by the host fam­i­lies they lived with dur­ing the sea­son as well as their own fam­i­lies. “Our hearts have been splin­tered,” said Rene Can­non, host to two play­ers killed in the crash. Peo­ple across Canada placed their hockey sticks out­side their doors to honor the dead.

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