updated 2/22/2007 2:09:56 PM ET 2007-02-22T19:09:56

A 5-year-old girl died Thursday after she was thrown from a horse in a rodeo parade and was trampled then by more horses pulling a wagon, officials said.

The girl was rushed to a hospital but did not survive, Police Sgt. Decio Hopffer said.

The parade started in 1925 and is billed as one of the world’s longest. The participants in the nonmotorized parade include horses, marching bands, folklorico dancers and beauty queens.

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