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Overloaded Footbridge Collapses Killing 3 Musicians in Bolivia

Bolivian authorities say four people were killed and more than 60 injured when an overloaded metal footbridge collapsed onto a group of musicians marching in the opening parade of Carnival in the highlands city of Oruro. Interior Minister Carlos Romero …

Carnival Will Review Response Systems

Carnival Corp, whose luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy last week, said on Thursday it will conduct an audit and review of safety and emergency response procedures at all of its cruise lines. Carnival Chief …

2 Seriously Injured in Germany Carnival Accident

A woman is in hospital in critical condition and another was seriously injured after a seat broke off an octopus ride at a Bremen carnival and skidded into a safety railing. Police said Friday that the exact cause of the …

Tough Police Tactics for London Carnival

British police flooded part of London with extra officers and authorized the use of tough search powers Monday at the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival, in the wake of riots across England earlier this month. London’s Metropolitan Police …

Carnival Ride Accident in Spain Leaves 3 Dead

Part of a carnival ride that spins people around at high speed broke apart Tuesday, hurling three people to their death and leaving a teenage girl severely injured, a police official said. The accident happened in the early hours in …

2 Louisiana Teens Thrown from Carnival Ride

Authorities say two teenagers thrown from a spinning carnival ride on a high school campus are in the hospital in stable condition. The state Fire Marshal’s office said Sunday that the brother and sister had been on a ride called …