City: 2nd person in days struck, killed by Mardi Gras float
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a person has been struck by a float and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a parade in New Orleans.
It was the second death in days involving a parade float and cast a pall over the Carnival festivities. A city agency tasked with emergency preparedness tweeted online that the death occurred Saturday night on a downtown parade route of the Krewe of Endymion.
The city’s emergency preparedness outlet, NOLA Ready, tweeted that the rest of the parade was canceled.
The New Orleans mayor said the city is grieving anew after a woman was killed on a parade route Wednesday.