We have sad news to announce concerning the Humboldt tragedy.
According to CBC Saskatoon reporter Charles Hamilton, the number of dead in Humboldt Broncos bus crash has risen to 15, just minutes ago.
Here's the official announcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was issued just minutes ago:
"This afternoon, Saskatchewan RCMP were notified of another death resulting from the fatal motor vehicle collision that occured yesterday. This brings the number of people who died in this collision to 15."
We do not have more information as of now, but will absolutely keep you guys updated over the next few hours.
As we reported already, members of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) died in a tragic bus accident on Highway 35, just outside of Nipawin, SK., last night. The team was on its way to a playoff game when a semi-transport truck collided with the bus.
Various sources report that there are still more than 12 vehicles on the scene.
We would also like to invite you to consider donating to the team and the families involved if you can through the team's official GoFundMe account. There is already more than $1.4 million raised for the victims.