Fatal bus crash in Manitoba leaves 15 dead
At least 15 people are dead and 10 are in hospital with serious injuries after a tractor trailer collided with a bus in rural Manitoba.
According to RCMP, the collision occurred just before noon local time at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 5 near Carberry, approximately 200 km west of Winnipeg.
The bus, which was mostly carrying senior citizens from Dauphin and surrounding areas, was headed southbound on Highway 5, and the tractor trailer unit was going eastbound on Highway 1.
Twelve ambulances, including air ambulance, responded to the collision scene. The Mounties say this incident is eerily reminiscent of the Humboldt crash back in 2018.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledges the tragedy on Twitter:
“The news from Carberry, Manitoba is incredibly tragic. I’m sending my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones today, and I’m keeping the injured in my thoughts. I cannot imagine the pain those affected are feeling – but Canadians are here for you.”
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate.