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Canada bus crash leaves at least 15 people dead

NewsCanada bus crash leaves at least 15 people dead

At least 15 people have died – with another 10 injured – after a bus and a truck crashed into each other, police in Canada have said. 

The bus, carrying mostly elderly people, collided with a truck at a highway intersection in a rural part of the province of Manitoba.   Rob Hill, commanding officer of the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the bus was carrying 25 people and authorities are deploying all their resources in the province to the scene.

Ten people were taken to hospitals.  TV broadcasters aired images of what looked like a large van or bus smouldering in a ditch near a transport truck with a smashed engine on a road.

Photos appear to show a number of bodies, covered with blankets, lying in the highway. 

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