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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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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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