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The woman is crushed to death under a carnival float after she stumbled across a hitch on Mardi Gras

Woman is crushed to death under a carnival boat after she stumbled over a tow bar that connected two trailers “while trying to catch beads” at Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  • 44-float Krewe’s Nyx parade in New Orleans was stopped on the scene of death
  • The float was a tandem float, which has a connecting piece between two structures
  • The woman is suspected of tripping over the connector and dying shortly thereafter
  • Were you a witness to the incident? Please contact ryan.fahey@mailonline.co.uk

A woman was run over by a Mardi Gras float and died yesterday during a parade in New Orleans.

The 44-tracker Krewe of Nyx parade was stopped at the scene of the accident, where tracker 21 struck a woman, who still has to be identified, at 8 p.m.

A witness who asked not to be mentioned told WWLTV that the victim was “trying to catch beads” and stumbled as she moved around the float.

The float in question was a tandem float, or two floaters linked together, the witness said. It was over the connector that the victim stumbled.

She was then trapped under the second float and died.

Emergency services work on the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade during the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans yesterday

Emergency services work on the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade during the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans yesterday

Police and investigators can be seen to set the stage and body after a woman was killed yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans yesterday

Police and investigators can be seen to set the stage and body after a woman was killed yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans yesterday

Police and investigators can be seen to set the stage and body after a woman was killed yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans yesterday

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, center, overlooks the covered body on Magazine Street while doctors edit the scene where the woman was run over by a float yesterday during the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade at Mardi Gras parties in New Orleans in New Orleans Orleans

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, center, overlooks the covered body on Magazine Street while doctors edit the scene where the woman was run over by a float yesterday during the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade at Mardi Gras parties in New Orleans in New Orleans Orleans

Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, center, overlooks the covered body on Magazine Street while doctors edit the scene where the woman was run over by a float yesterday during the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade at Mardi Gras parties in New Orleans in New Orleans Orleans

The captain of the Nyx, one of the largest Mardi Gras Krewes for women, said in a statement: “On such a joyful night this is clearly a tragic event.

‘The parade takes a back seat when something like that happens on the route.

“On behalf of the entire Krewe of Nyx, along with the city of New Orleans, we express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person involved.”

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell told WWLTV that, due to the circumstances, only the floats who had passed the scene of the accident could continue the parade.

Shaun Ferguson, police inspector from New Orleans, said the circumstances surrounding the accident are still being investigated.

Float riders spend beads while the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade yesterday through the streets during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

Float riders spend beads while the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade yesterday through the streets during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

Float riders spend beads while the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade yesterday through the streets during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans

A Krewe from Nyx float (pictured yesterday), a female Mardi Gras Krewe, expressed his “sincere condolences” to the woman’s family

The Nyx Mystic Krewe parade stretches through the streets yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. According to the police, there was float 21

The Nyx Mystic Krewe parade stretches through the streets yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. According to the police, there was float 21

The Nyx Mystic Krewe Parade stretches through the streets yesterday during the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. According to the police, there was float 21

“The fatal outcome resulted in the death of an adult woman. We don’t know what happened before this incident, “he told the broadcaster.

A witness said the scene was chaotic, with children crying after the woman went under the float.

The Mystic Krewe from Nyx is a fully feminine carnival Krewe. It was “established to unite women from different backgrounds for fun, friendship and the joy of the Mardi Gras season,” the website said.

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