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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Central States NEWS: Tragedy During Iowa Town's July 4th Parade

ellevue Iowa- a town of around 2300 people- sits on the west bank of the Mississippi River about 20 miles south-southeast of Dubuque.

On Sunday during Bellevue's annual Independence Day parade- two horses attached to and pulling a passenger carriage- somehow got spooked and went running wild along the parade route packed with children and adults.

(Photos courtesy of the CEDAR RAPIDS (IA) GAZETTE)

After several blocks the horses were finally stopped- but not before 25 children and adults were trampled- several critically- and a woman in the out-of-control carriage was killed- according to the CEDAR RAPIDS (IA) GAZETTE.

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