At least 15 people have died in a traffic accident in a Canadian province. A truck collided with a bus carrying elderly people.
At least 15 people have been killed in a serious collision between a bus and a truck in Canada. Ten other people were taken to hospital with various injuries, a police official in Manitoba’s central province said Thursday. According to initial findings, the victims were mainly elderly people who were on the bus.
As reported by a police spokesperson, the crash happened at an intersection of two highways in rural Canada. Unlike cities, these highways are not separated from each other by bridges or underpasses. At the time of the accident, the coach was traveling south on Highway 5. It crossed the lanes of Highway 1 eastbound. At that very moment, he apparently collided with the articulated truck, which was also traveling on Highway 1, and slammed into the bus.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was shocked: “The news from Carberry, Manitoba is incredibly tragic. Today I send my deepest condolences to all those who lost loved ones and keep the injured in my thoughts,” he wrote on Twitter.
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