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Investigation to be launched into Ringling Bros. circus accident
Investigation to be launched into Ringling Bros. circus accident

A federal investigation is being launched into a freak accident that took place at a performance on Sunday of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., that resulted in the injury of nine performers. Eight female performers plummeted to the ground during a matinee show after the rigging that had suspended them in mid-air by their hair suddenly collapsed. A ninth performer on the ground is believed to have been injured as a result of the accident. There were no deaths following Sunday's accident but a few of the performers were severely injured, said the circus company. Two performers were in critical condition and three others were in serious...

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