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Death toll in Canadian coach crash climbs to 16

By Carla White

The death toll in a Canadian bus crash involving a junior hockey team has risen to 16 after a woman who worked as trainer for the side died.

The family of Dayna Brons said the 25-year-old died in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries sustained in last week's accident.

Ms Brons was very proud to be part of the Humboldt Broncos team, they said, and would be remembered for her smile and her love of sports.

The team were on their way to a play-off game on Friday when the bus collided with a lorry at a junction near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Thirteen people were injured.

Police said the uninjured lorry driver was initially detained but later released and provided with mental health assistance.

Alberta Transportation said it had ordered the lorry company, Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd, to keep its only other lorry off the road.

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