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21 people injured after vehicle ploughs into New Orleans Mardi Gras parade: reports.

Police have said 21 partygoers at the New Orleans Krewe of Endymion festivities, part of the Mardi Gras, have been injured after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd.

It’s believed the crash occurred around 6:45pm local time, with city Mayor Mitch Landrieu speculating the driver – a man – was drunk.

He has been taken into custody.

One 20-year-old witness, Kourtney McKinnis, told the New Orleans Advocate that the driver of the silver truck seemed almost unaware of the destruction he had caused.

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“He was just kind of out of it,” she said.

Another witness, Carrie Kinsella, said the truck subsequently hit a white car, sending it into a nearby power pole.

The Krewe of Endymion is the largest of dozens of parades held during the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

More to come.

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