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9 Ringling acrobats hurt in fall

 
 
Posted Monday, May 5th 2014 @ 10am  by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER) – Nine acrobats were seriously injured today after falling 25 to 40 feet from an aerial platform during a circus performance, a safety official said. The accident happened at around 11:45am during the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Legends show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said officials and inspectors haven't yet determined what caused the accident. He says, "Obviously, something went wrong."

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