4 die after train hits parade float

Washington -

A train crashed into a parade float carrying veterans in the US state of Texas on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17

A flatbed truck carries wounded veterans and their families during a parade before it was struck by a train in Midland, Texas. Credit: AP

others, local media reported.

The float was carrying veterans and their wives as part of the annual Show of Support parade in the town of Midland, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported, citing city officials.

According to the newspaper, 10 of the injured are in critical condition. Seven are in stable condition. - Sapa-AFP