Canada Bus Accident: 15 people were killed and 15 others injured after a truck collided with a bus in Manitoba, Canada. The accident is being reported on the Canada Highway. Police said 15 people died in Canada’s Manitoba province on Thursday.
Police said the accident occurred near the town of Carberry in southwestern Manitoba, 170 kilometers (105 miles) west of Winnipeg. CBC News quoted a casino spokesperson as saying that the passengers of the bus were going to a casino in Carberry.
Most of the dead included the elderly
“Sadly, this is a day in Manitoba and across Canada that will be remembered as one of tragedy and incredible sadness,” said Assistant Commissioner Rob Hill, who commands the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police. There were around 25 people in the bus, mostly elderly people, he said.
10 others are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Police said the drivers of both the vehicles were alive. At present, it is not clear which vehicle’s driver is responsible for the incident.
On the other hand, in a tweet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he expressed his deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones today and I am also with the injured. I can’t imagine the pain those affected are feeling.