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Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 15

  • An injured person lies on a stretcher on the top of a float as she is being rescued during the performing of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school for the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    An injured person lies on a stretcher on the top of a float as she is being rescued during the performing of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school for the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

  • A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school is carried into an ambulance after a float collapsed during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school is carried into an ambulance after a float collapsed during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters carry an injured person on a stretcher to an ambulance during the performing of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school for the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Firefighters carry an injured person on a stretcher to an ambulance during the performing of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school for the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 15 people, according to doctors at the scene.

The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, involved the second float of the popular samba school Unidos da Tijuca.

Doctors at Rio's Sambadrome said that among the 15 injured, two were in serious condition.

The parade had to be stopped so the injured could get medical attention. The show was allowed to proceed.

On Sunday, a float of samba school Paraiso de Tuiuti crashed and injured at least 20 people, including three reported in serious condition. Following that accident, organizers also decided to proceed with the show.