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Man falls and dies during Fasnacht parade

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 5, 2019

A man has died at a Fasnacht parade in Liesberg in canton Basel-Country. 

Pixabay Man falls and dies during Fasnacht parade

He was on a float dressed as Superman, and was supposed to be wearing a harness.

The 40-year-old fell around 4 meters onto the street and suffered serious head injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

The man was from the village and was part of the local ‘clique’ which has been building floats for Fasnacht for more than 20 years.

The parade was cancelled and crowds went home early.

Investigations are continuing.

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