RCMP to release names of Manitoba bus crash victims on Thursday

RCMP to release names of Manitoba bus crash victims on Thursday

The names of the individuals killed in a deadly bus crash final week in southwestern Manitoba might be revealed Thursday.

Manitoba RCMP are holding a information convention at 1 p.m. CT, when it’s anticipated they’ll share the identities of the 16 individuals who died following final Thursday’s bus crash north of Carberry, about 160 kilometres west of Winnipeg.

The announcement comes at some point after a sixteenth particular person injured within the crash succumbed to her accidents. RCMP mentioned Wednesday a girl who survived the collision final Thursday died in hospital this week.

CBC Information will livestream the information convention right here, on Fb and on CBC Gem.

RCMP West District Commander Supt. Jeff Asmundson, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson and Dauphin Mayor David Bosiak might be current on the occasion at Credit score Union Place in Dauphin, the western Manitoba dwelling metropolis to most of these on the bus.

The dying toll is now the identical as the 2018 Humboldt Broncos junior hockey crew bus crash in Tisdale, Sask.

The Manitoba crash occurred when a semi-trailer truck collided with a bus carrying 25 individuals, largely seniors from Dauphin, a small metropolis situated about 150 kilometres north of Carberry, shortly earlier than midday on June 15.

RCMP have mentioned the bus was going south down Freeway 5 and crossing eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Freeway close to Carberry when it was hit by the truck.

A drone picture reveals the freeway intersection that was the location of a deadly crash close to Carberry, Man., on June 15. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Fifteen individuals died on the scene and 10 from the bus have been rushed to a number of totally different Manitoba hospitals. Of the 9 who stay in care, 5 are girls and 4 are males.

4 of these sufferers remained in essential care as of Wednesday, in line with Shared Well being, which co-ordinates health-care service supply within the province.

Investigators imagine the semi driver had the precise of method within the crash. The motive force was launched from hospital final week and has been helping with the investigation, RCMP mentioned.

A vigil is deliberate Thursday night time in Dauphin.

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