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Nine Ringling Brothers Acrobats Were Injured When a Cable Broke

Posted May 5th, 2014 @ 6:54am

Nine acrobats and two other people were injured in an accident yesterday at a Ringling Brothers show in Providence, Rhode Island.  It happened during a stunt called "human chandelier," where a bunch of female acrobats get suspended by their hair and lifted up about 30 feet.  Apparently a cable snapped.

Most of the performers suffered broken bones.  But one was in critical condition as of last night. 

(Profanity warning in crowd noise in video)


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