16 November 2012, 05:13

4 dead as train hits trailer carrying veterans at parade

4 dead as train hits trailer carrying veterans at parade

Four people died and at least 17 people were injured, 10 of them critically, when a train crashed into a parade float featuring veterans and their families in Midland, Texas.

A flatbed 18-wheeler truck was reportedly carrying 24 veterans and their spouses for the "Hunt for Heroes" parade in Midland when it was hit by a train.

The parade was supposed to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet before wounded service members were treated to a deer-hunting trip this weekend. All of those events reportedly have been canceled.

Voice of Russia, Reuters, Fox news

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