Four killed after Carnival float catches fire in Brazil

The float, authorities said, caught fire after it struck a power line during maneuvers following its participation in ongoing Carnival festivities.

Four killed after Carnival float catches fire in Brazil

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four people died after a Carnival float in the Brazilian port city of Santos caught fire early Tuesday, striking a somber tone for the final day of exuberant Carnival celebrations throughout Brazil, police said.

The float, authorities said, caught fire after it struck a power line during maneuvers following its participation in ongoing Carnival festivities.

The accident, which follows a nightclub fire that killed 239 people in southern Brazil last month, comes at a time when public events and venues are under intense scrutiny because of what critics consider the lax enforcement of safety and fire codes in the country.

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