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Reaction to Humboldt Broncos team bus crash

A woman lays flowers at a memorial on the stairs leading into Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, in Humboldt, Sask., on Saturday, April 7, 2018. RCMP say 14 people are dead and 14 people were injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
April 07, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Here is some of the reaction on Twitter and from statements issued by prominent people in Canada and internationally to the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos:

"Just spoke to @JustinTrudeau to pay my highest respect and condolences to the families of the terrible Humboldt Team tragedy. May God be with them all!" — U.S. President Donald Trump.

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"Shocked and saddened by the loss in Saskatchewan. Thinking of all those in the Humboldt Broncos family and everyone affected by this tragedy." Canadian actor Will Arnett.

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"My heart breaks this morning for the entire Humboldt Broncos community. I am sending so much love to everyone affected." — Ellen DeGeneres, comedian and talk show host.

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"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." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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"As a parent and a Saskatchewanian, it is hard to find the words to capture the terrible incident that took place overnight. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who lost loved ones last night, and Jill and I are praying for a speedy recovery of all those injured and who remain in hospital.

"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. I have no doubt that the people of Saskatchewan will come together to support each other during this extremely difficult time." — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

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"I am crying. This is every parents worst nightmare. I will be in prayer and will also be regretting that what faith I feel helps in the sharing of these parents grief cannot be accompanied by any works....it’s a helpless feeling. I wish there was something I could do." — Singer Chantal Kreviazuk.

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"The heartbreak of all the families and friends of these young men is felt from coast to coast, to the far north and beyond. So awful. So sudden. So incomprehensible. We are all so sorry for these young lives lost and are mourning with you." — Singer Jann Arden.

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"What a sad day for our country. #PrayersForHumboldt." — Comedian Gerry Dee.

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"Devastating news about the #HumboldtBroncos junior hockey team. Unthinkable tragedy. Praying for the families." — Actress Debra Messing.

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"This tragedy has rocked the Prairies and our entire country. Young men from Alberta, Saskatchewan and across Western Canada play for the Broncos, and even more have dreamed of playing for the Broncos. Hockey communities unite our country. We are a family, and we support you.

"Countless young athletes and their families travel our highways on those buses, going from game to game or tournament to tournament. It is a core part of life on our prairies. While we can only imagine your pain, it's heartbreaking.

"As we learn more about what happened, may we also learn more about the incredible people we have lost. Dedicated athletes, strong young Canadians, respected community leaders and, above all, people loved by their families and friends." — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

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"Today, our hearts are broken. I'm asking our province and our nation to support our families, and our team, the Humboldt Broncos, as they suffer this devastating loss. In this dark moment, let the strong arms of Saskatchewan provide a loving embrace as it is needed most.

"Our province has always been one community. At our core, we are one small town, neighbours, friends and families. To the City of Humboldt, the entire Broncos organization, and the families impacted by this tragedy, please know you are in Saskatchewan's hearts. From a grieving province, thank you to every one of the first responders and medical professionals for your courageous response under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. Tonight, we all must pray for these families."

— Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

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"Janet and I have struggled all day with the horrific accident in Saskatchewan. We are so sad for the @HumboldtBroncos families and are praying for them." — Hockey Hall of Fame member Wayne Gretzky.

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