Foto Friday: Carriage horses bolt during Catholic pilgrimage in Bavaria

Several people were injured during an annual Catholic pilgrimage in Bavaria after the horses pulling their carriage bolted, toppling the wagon over and spilling passengers onto the snowy ground. Photo: AP.
Several people were injured during an annual Catholic pilgrimage in Bavaria after the horses pulling their carriage bolted, toppling the wagon over and spilling passengers onto the snowy ground. Photo: AP. (Click to enlarge)

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BAD TOELZ, Germany (AP) — Several people were injured during an annual Catholic pilgrimage in Bavaria after the horses pulling their carriage bolted, toppling the wagon over and spilling passengers onto the snowy ground.

The carriage carrying 15 women in traditional costume was part of the St. Leonhard pilgrimage Thursday in which hundreds of locals ride on horse-drawn carriages from the town of Bad Toelz to nearby Kalvarienberg mountain where they and their horses receive a priest’s blessing.

Bad Toelz police say they do not have a final count on how many people were injured nor how severe their injuries are.