Over 20 injured as pickup ploughs into crowd in US

Houston, Feb 26 (IANS) More than 20 persons were injured when a pickup truck ploughed into a parade crowd in the US state of Louisiana.

The truck rammed into a crowd and other vehicles at the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

It came to a stop against a dump truck, the police said.

Five of the injured were in critical condition.

According to a witness, he heard people screaming as the truck was steered into the crowd.

The driver had intended to push another vehicle out of his way.

A female witness said the driver seemed unaware of what he had done.

The police have ruled out terrorism.