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Horror at the Rio Carnival

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Horror at the Rio Carnival as parade float crashes and pins revelers against barrier leaving at least eight people injured

A huge float in Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival parade on Sunday has crashed and injured eight people, including at least one who is in a serious condition, police said.

One of Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school’s cars crashed at the start of the parade into a fence that separates the stands from the pavement of Rio’s Sambodrome, jamming people against the railings that separate the track from the bleachers.

‘I nearly got hit by the car too as it totally lost control and went careering into the side of the barriers,’ an eyewitness said.