'Fuller House' star 'is heartbroken' over a tragedy that took the lives of 15 young sportsmen
The 42-year-old actor, author, and producer, Candace Cameron Bure, is most famously known for her portrayal of D.J Tanner on Full House.
Bure took to Instagram and asked her 3 million followers not only to pray for the family of the survivors but also to join her in donating financially if possible.
Her request has gone viral since being posted on April 8, 2018, and has received more than 88,000 likes and 2,600 comments in less than a day.
It’s unbearable to think about the pain and sadness the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos are experiencing. It’s something I know deeply and I hope they find some solace in the love and support being provided by their community and the many people around the world. pic.twitter.com/dnDMFjs61w— Jesse Blake (@JesseBlake) April 8, 2018
15 new angels in the heavens above 😢 ... A list of the lives taken way too soon. May their memories of those they touched live on with love and peace forevermore #PrayersForHumboldt #HumboldtStrong Humboldt Broncos pic.twitter.com/GoiDyr5Ifx— Junior Night in MB 🏒🌌🌾 (@JuniorNightMB) April 8, 2018
According to The Star Pheonix, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a semi-trailer unit in Tisdale, Canada on April 7, 2018.
Fifteen people died in the crash, including the bus driver, 10 hockey players, two of their coaches and a broadcaster. Fourteen others were injured.
As reported by Fox News, the bus was carrying 29 occupants, and deceased hockey players were between the ages of 16 and 21.
RCMP lay flowers at scene of Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crash. pic.twitter.com/CgYnYSzqct— Olivia Stefanovich (@CBCOlivia) April 8, 2018
The accident occurred at 5 pm CST on Highway 35 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan as the team was heading to the semi-finals against the Nipawin Hawks.
The town is situation approximately 1,300 miles from San Francisco and 164 miles from Saskatoon, a city straddling the South Saskatchewan River in Canada.
The President of the Humboldt Broncos, Kevin Garinger, was in disbelief after he announced that Game 5 was canceled.
“It’s disbelief. It’s shock. The deepest grief that you can ever imagine. Our organization will never be the same."
Kevin Garinger, Faith Family America, April 7, 2018.
Bronco player Nick Shumalnski's father, Myles, said his son called him from the scene of the accident. He described the incident as a disaster, adding that a crane was used to lift the bus.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to express his sympathy, saying: "I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy."