Several members of Shania Twain’s tour group were injured Wednesday when their bus and truck overturned after sliding on black ice in Saskatchewan.
Bus and truck participating in the tour Queen of mine By Shania Twain According to local media, she slid around 7 a.m. while traveling on the Trans-Canada Highway near Wolseley, about a hundred kilometers from Regina.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police did not provide any full assessment of the number of people involved and injured, simply stating that several people had to be transported to hospital.
However, the fire chief of Greenville, near Wolseley, told Global News that his men removed 13 people from the tour bus. “All the emergency exits, the front window and the rear overhead window were removed. Little by little, we got them out. We had people on the roof, inside, in the back, and in the front working to get everyone out safely.”
The owner of Beat The Street USA, the company that provides transportation for Shania Twain’s tour crew and equipment, said he was “devastated” by the news.
Jörg Philipp confirmed: “The injuries of all passengers and the driver were assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital, if necessary.”
The country’s queen is currently completing the Canadian leg of her tour, having recently visited Quebec and Montreal. She is scheduled to perform Thursday at the Saskatoon Center in Saskatoon, before heading to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
The Canadian will then move to the Bucket Theater in Las Vegas, where she will perform 24 times in 2024.
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