Four die as train hits US parade float in Texas


Four people have been killed and 17 others injured when a freight train in Texas hit a parade float on its way to an event honouring wounded veterans.

Officials in the city of Midland say the crash happened at a Union Pacific rail crossing at about 16:30 local time (22:30 GMT) on Thursday.

Ten of those injured are in a critical condition.

Alistair Leithead reports.

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