Girl & # 39; four & # 39; years is dead after a tragic accident in & # 39; & # 39 feast; Santa Claus in & # 39; Yarmouth, N.S., police said Saturday, as witnesses described a scene of & # 39; terror shattered citizens of the small port city holiday celebration.
The girl, who was not publicly identified, was undergoing a float parade passing in & # 39; one of the main paths of the city was under when just before 7 p.m. local time, police said.
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It was fought to a local hospital by paramedics but was declared dead shortly after.
Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, public officer & # 39; the information & # 39; the RCMP of & # 39; Nova Scotia, described the event as "very, very tragic – and also traumatic for everyone.
"My understanding there was a large group & # 39; people there – families – see the parade & # 39; Santa Claus when the accident occurred," Hutchinson said in & # 39; interview got night .
He added that anyone can & # 39; have witnessed the accident is not talking about it & # 39; others and seek support to deal with trauma.
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"Our thoughts are with the family & # 39; this descent during this time very, very difficult".
Vance Webb, maġista withdrawn to live in the outskirts of & # 39; Yarmouth, attended the parade on Saturday with & # 39; his wife, stepson and three grandchildren.
"We were just see the parade, and then about 30 feet & # 39; away, listening & # 39; – f & # 39; suddenly, the float stop, and I & # 39; I see something on the ground , "Webb said in & # 39; telephone interview.
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"Then in & # 39; suddenly, we just heard screaming. It was quite close to us."
Webb said that the whole scene dropped in & # 39; "mayhem" as people looked what happened.
"People within 50 feet of it – none of us m & # 39; is good. All adults were booming. Everywhere I saw, there were hundreds of & # 39; people crying," said Webb.
"This is really gonna affect the city."
The parade organizers did not respond immediately to requests for comment on Friday and Saturday.