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15 dead after bus carrying junior hockey team crashes in Canada

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At least 15 people were killed after a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team crashed in the western province of Saskatchewan on the way to a game on Friday.

The deadly crash occurred around 5 pm Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan, about 150 miles northeast of Saskatoon, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

There were 29 people on the bus, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Fifteen people were initially taken to the hospital, one of whom died Saturday.

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The hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, belongs to a league for players between the ages of 16 and 20. Canadian police haven’t released the names or ages of anyone involved in the crash.

The crash prompted a wide showing of national grieving and support in Canada, where hockey is a symbol of national pride and many young people play.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his support for Humboldt.

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Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.

Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.

Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.

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Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.

Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.

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