Boy, 4 dies from falling from parade float in front of his devastated dad at carnival in the Italian town of Sciacca.
According to witnesses, the child was on board the float named ‘Want To Fly’ while his father took photos.
The Sciacca Carnival, in the province of Agrigento, is one of the most popular carnival events in Italy.
It is known for its colourful costumes and huge papier-mâché floats that walk around the city.
The carnival was scheduled to take place from 20th to 25th February before being cancelled due to the tragic incident.
Reports in Italy say that as the float started to move, the boy lost his balance and fell to the ground.
He was taken immediately taken to John Paul II hospital but died shortly after.
A police investigation has now been launched.