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Stampede Of Spooked Horses Injures Dozens

Around 100 terrified horses have stampeded at a torchlit parade trampling 44 people – mainly children – leaving one girl fighting for her life.

Dozens were hurt after being unseated when something spooked the horses they were riding at the night procession in Germany.

Around 100 children – aged between eight and 17 – and six adults were at the event in Emsland.

One 14-year-old girl was critically injured, but her condition has now been described as stable.

Exactly what frightened the animals is being investigated, a police spokesman has told television channel N-TV.

However German media has reported that one of the adults dropped a burning torch.

The terrified horses were eventually rounded up while the injured people were taken to hospital.