Horses Kill 1, Injure 23 At Iowa Parade

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redwarrior
A Fourth of July parade in eastern Iowa turned to mayhem on Sunday when a pair of runaway horses barged into the crowd and trampled 24 people, many of them children. At least one person was killed, and several others were seriously injured. The chaos took place when two horses pulling a buggy got spooked and charged into the crowd at the Heritage Day Parade, a decades-old tradition that attracts thousands to Bellevue, a town of 2,300 people nestled along the Mississippi River. Bellevue’s fire chief, Chris Roling, said the two horses, both at the rear of the parade, bumped into one another, knocking one horse’s bridle off and causing it to bolt, followed by the second horse.