April 7, 2018 6:23 pm
Updated: April 8, 2018 9:36 am

Donald Trump calls Justin Trudeau to offer condolences over Humboldt bus crash

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians are feeling the impact of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. A look at the scenes of heartbreak and support for the Saskatchewan team, their family and their friends.

A A

U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday to offer his support over the Saskatchewan crash which killed 15 members of a junior hockey team.

Trump spoke of the call on Twitter, writing that he shared his “highest respect and condolences to the families of the terrible Humboldt Team tragedy.”

On Friday night, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos collided with a transport truck outside of Tisdale, Sask. Fifteen members of the team were killed and more than a dozen others were injured.

READ MORE: ‘Heartbroken and completely devastated’: 15 dead in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Trudeau released a statement reflecting on how “heartbroken” Canadians were over the fatal collision.

“An entire country is in shock and mourning today as we learn more about the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 14 people, and injured many more.

“We are heartbroken knowing many of those we lost had their entire lives in front of them. We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face. And our hearts go out to the community that has lost teammates, coaches, friends, and mentors.”

“We are heartbroken and completely devastated:” Humboldt Broncos president on tragic crash

Story continues below

The leaders of Canada’s two other major political parties also expressed their condolences.

READ MORE: GoFundMe for Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims surpasses $1M

In a post on Facebook, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who is a Saskatchewan native, spoke about the accident.

“It the worst kind of tragedy any parent or friend can imagine, and the strength of the Humboldt community, and communities across the region that have been touched by this loss, will be so important now,” Scheer wrote. “I have no doubt that the people of Saskatchewan will come together to support each other during this extremely difficult time.”

On Twitter, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh sent his “love and support to everyone impacted” by the crash.

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence also passed along his prayers on Twitter, saying “Our hearts go out to our Canadian neighbors.”

© 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.

Global News