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12 survivors of Humboldt Broncos crash remain in hospital, 4 in critical condition

Mark Wahba of the Saskatchewan Health Authority says there are 12 patients remaining of the Humboldt bus crash which include four critical, four serious and four stable.

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A dozen survivors of a bus crash that killed 15 people on Friday are still in a Saskatoon hospital and four remain in critical condition.

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The Saskatchewan Health Authority says four others are in serious condition and four patients are stable.

The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to a playoff game Friday in Nipawin when the bus carrying the junior hockey team collided with a semi truck in northeastern Saskatchewan.

Fourteen people were injured in the collision.

FULL COVERAGE: Humboldt Broncos bus crash 

Nick Shumlanski was the first of the Broncos to be released from hospital and sent out a statement Sunday night thanking people for their support.

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He said he was told it was a miracle he was able to walk away from the accident with only minor injuries.

Humboldt Broncos’ Nick Shumlanski, who was released from hospital Sunday, is comforted by a mourner during a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident, April 8, 2018.
Humboldt Broncos’ Nick Shumlanski, who was released from hospital Sunday, is comforted by a mourner during a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident, April 8, 2018. Jonathan Hayward/Pool via Reuters

Scott Livingstone, CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, said he was devastated by the tragedy, but was proud of the health care supporters who worked tirelessly to support the victims and the families.

“We have not seen a mass casualty of this nature in the province in my 30 years in working in health care,” Livingstone said Monday.

“It is one of the most significant events ever and with respect to how the system responded … I think we’re proud of is the system worked exactly how it was supposed to work.

“It was a system-wide response to this tragedy. We saw the absolute very best of Saskatchewan in one of the absolute worst situations possible.”

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