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Front pages after Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Fifteen people died in the collision in Saskatchewan on April 6, 2018. Continue Reading Front pages after Humboldt Broncos bus crash

On April 6, 2018, a Saskatchewan junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, was on its way to a playoff game when the unthinkable happened. The bus collided with a tractor-trailer. “Both vehicles were obliterated by the impact, ” the Globe and Mail reported. In total, 15 people died as a result of the collision. The grief over the loss has been felt, and reported on, across the country. Here is how some of Canada’s newspapers have reported on this tragedy.

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