2nd person in 4 days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a man has been struck by a float and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a parade in New Orleans.

Emergency personnel work the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

It was the second death in days involving a parade float and cast a pall over the Carnival festivities.

Police said in a statement that the death occurred Saturday night on a downtown parade route of the Krewe of Endymion. The rest of the parade was canceled.

The New Orleans mayor said the city is grieving anew after a woman was killed on a parade route Wednesday. The man's name wasn't immediately released.