15 dead in bus, semitruck collision in Canada
A semitruck and a bus carrying older adults crashed at a rural intersection in Manitoba, Canada, on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and injuring another ten. The bus would have encountered a stop or yield sign before it crossed a highway, said Rob Hill, commanding officer of the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash and which driver had the right of way. Both of the drivers survived and are in the hospital.
Where was the bus going? The bus left from a senior center Thursday morning and was scheduled to arrive at a casino later that day, police said. Authorities set up a family support center for relatives at a nearby church. For some Canadians, the crash brings back memories of a 2018 bus crash in neighboring Saskatchewan that killed 16 people from a minor league hockey team.
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