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Four dead after train hits veterans float in Texas parade

By Samantha Kimmey
Thursday, November 15, 2012 22:08 EDT
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Four area dead and 17 injured after a train hit a float carrying wounded veterans in a Texas parade, reported the AP. The float was driving across a railroad crossing en route to a banquet. Seven are in critical condition while the others are stable.

The accident occurred around 4:40 p.m. in Midland, Texas. It appears that the crossing gates and the lights were operational at the time the float, which carried a banner reading “Heroes on Board,” crossed.

“There is going to be a very thorough investigation,” said Union Pacific spokesperson Tom Lange. “It’s obviously a very tragic incident.”

Watch video, via the AP, below.

 
 
 
 
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