Toronto: At least 15 people have been killed and 10 others have been taken to hospital after a tractor-trailer truck and a bus carrying elderly people collided near the town of Carberry in Manitoba, Canada on Thursday. CBC News, based in Canada, gave this information quoting the assistant commissioner to the commander of the RCMP in Manitoba, Rob Hill. Addressing a press conference, Hill said 25 people, mostly elderly, were traveling on the bus which collided with a semi-trailer truck.
CBC News reported that the bus was coming from the town of Dauphin in western Manitoba. Rob Hill said 10 injured people were taken to hospital. However, he said the number of victims could increase. “Sadly, in Manitoba and across Canada, this will one day be remembered as a tragedy and incredible sadness,” Hill said. Rob Hill said many people in the Dauphin area are waiting to hear from loved ones. “To all those people waiting, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to know if the person you love the most is coming home tonight,” he said.
Rob Hill continued: “I’m sorry we can’t give you the definitive answer you need any faster.” In the crash report, Chief Criminal Services Officer Rob Lawson said constables were dispatched to the crash site at 11:43 a.m. local time. Leeson said a preliminary investigation showed the bus carrying the elderly was traveling south on Highway 5 and crossing the eastbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway when it collided with a semi-truck. trailer.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences to those who lost loved ones in the crash. From his official Twitter account, he tweeted: “The news from Carberry, Manitoba is incredibly sad. I express my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones today and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. I can’t imagine the pain those affected are feeling, but every Canadian is with you in this sad time.
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