First funeral held after Canadian bus crash that killed 16

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (Reuters) – A whole lot of individuals crammed an enviornment within the Canadian prairie city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Thursday to pay their respects to certainly one of 16 folks killed in a Friday night crash of a bus carrying junior hockey gamers to a recreation.

Ribbons within the Broncos group colors line the streets the morning earlier than funeral providers for radio broadcaster Tyler Bieber, one of many folks killed within the bus crash carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey group, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Matt Smith

Tyler Bieber, 29, was a radio broadcaster who supplied play-by-play requires the group, the Humboldt Broncos.

The primary funeral for one of many victims was held on the enviornment the place the group performed house video games in a city with 6,000 residents. The bus was carrying 29 group gamers, coaches and others when it collided with a semi-trailer truck.

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The crash has rocked Canada, the place junior hockey groups are championed by native communities and lengthy freeway drives are commonplace.

Individuals throughout Canada wore hockey jerseys on Thursday to honor the Broncos. A web-based marketing campaign raised virtually C$10 million for the affected households.

Reporting by Matt Smith in Humboldt; Writing by Anna Mehler Paperny; Modifying by Jim Finkle and Chris Reese

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