NEW ORLEANS — Two riders fell from floats in separate incidents Sunday during a Mardi Gras parade.
A rider fell from the lower level of float 16B during the Thoth parade, WDSU reported.
The rider was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Later during the parade, a rider fell from float 33, WDSU reported. The rider was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Two people have died during parades this week.
A man was struck and killed Saturday night when he was caught between two sections of a tandem float. Earlier in the week, Geraldine Carmouche, 58, died in a similar accident involving a tandem float.
In response to the deaths, city officials have banned all tandem floats for the remainder of the Carnival season.
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