The participants of the carnival in Tuscany crushed 10-meter high puppet
In Follonica (Tuscany, Italy) ten figure fell on the crowd of carnival participants. This was announced on his page in Facebook, the commune.
The incident occurred on Sunday, February 12. According to local authorities, injured at least seven people. The mayor of Follonica Andrea Benini, who himself was on the scene, thanked the emergency services and citizens for the provision of operational assistance to the wounded.
Corriere della Sera reported about five victims, among them four-year-old girl and 71-year-old man.
Video of the incident posted on YouTube by one of the locals.
Carnival in Follonica was founded in 1950 as a modern version of the ancient festival in honor of St. Leopold (he is the patron Saint of the city), and in 2017 held for the 50th time.