Fifteen people were killed and another 10 were hurt after a semi-trailer truck and a bus carrying largely seniors crashed at a highway crossroads in a remote area of Manitoba on Thursday, according to Canadian authorities.
The bus was transporting 25 people, according to Rob Hill, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
All of the province’s resources are being sent to the area.
Hospitals received ten of the patients. Images of what seemed to be a huge van or bus burning in a ditch next to a delivery vehicle with a shattered engine on the road were shown on TV.
Broken glass, a sizable bumper, and what seemed to be a walking aid were among the debris that covered the pavement.
Seven tarps in blue and yellow were spread out.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “The news from Carberry, Manitoba, is incredibly tragic.”
“I’m offering my sincere sympathies to everyone who lost a loved one today, and I’ll be thinking about the injured.
Canadians are here for you, while I cannot understand the suffering those afflicted are going through.
The distance from Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, to Carberry is 170 kilometers (105 miles).
The collision brought up memories of the minor league hockey club Humboldt Broncos bus disaster that claimed 16 lives in the neighboring state of Saskatchewan in 2018.