4 killed on Carnival float that catches fire in Brazil

Posted on: 4:03 pm, February 12, 2013, by

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SAO PAULO — A fire on a Carnival float killed four people in the Brazilian port city of Santos.

The Associated Press reports a fire department officials says the float caught fire at dawn, just after a school’s parade ended.

The officials say three of the victims were pushing the float and a woman who was watching the parade was the fourth person who died.

The AP reports witnesses said the float caught fire after it hit a power line.