At least 4 were killed and six were left injured after a Carnival float caught fire early Tuesday during a parade of Sangue Jovem samba school, which is located in the Brazilian port city of Santos, firefighters reported.
The fire started after one of the floats hit a power line during manoeuvres following its participation in ongoing Carnival festivities, according to a report from Yahoo! on Feb. 12. The float touched a power line, causing a short circuit and the flames quickly spread to the vehicle.
Sangue Jovem is a school made up of fans of the football club Santos, and the Santos FC has offered their condolences to the families of the 4 killed on the Carnival float as well as those left wounded. The statement released by the club says,
"The club is sympathetic to the pain of family and friends and we are offering full support to them and fans at this difficult time, "the statement added.
According to firefighters, the six injured were taken to a local hospital in the coastal city of Sao Paulo, 75 km from the regional capital.
Following the tragedy, the city of Santos ended the carnival in town that was scheduled to continue throughout Tuesday.