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Circus Accident: Acrobats Fall During Set Collapse-[Video]

Did you go to the circus over the weekend in Rochester? I’m glad no one was hurt there. – Alan

A group of acrobats fell in the middle of a circus performance in Providence, R.I., Sunday when the apparatus suspending them suddenly collapsed.

The incident happened about an hour and a half into a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Blue Unit at the city’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

11 people were transported to the hospital, 9 were Ringling Bros. employees. One person was in critical condition.

The general manager of the show said the acrobats were hanging from their hair when they fell 25 to 40 feet. He said all the injured acrobats are conscious.

It’s unclear what caused the structure to collapse.

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