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

Washington -

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

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