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Parade Float Collapse Injures Two

Two people were injured after a float collapsed on Saturday during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Slidell, La., police said.

Just before 1:30 p.m., a tractor trailer pulling Float 43 toppled over due to two flat tires, thereby injuring two of the 35 people aboard the float.

One woman was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a deep cut on the head, while the other person suffered only minor injuries. The names of the injured were not released.

The damaged float was cleared from the route, and the parade resumed at about 2 p.m.