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Nine Badly Hurt in US Circus ‘Hair Hang' Accident

A mid-air circus apparatus with acrobats suspended from it collapsed on Sunday during a performance in Rhode Island, injuring up to 20 people, nine seriously, and shocking a packed house of spectators.   The all-female team with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus crashed up to 40 feet (12 meters) to the floor when the rig tethering them by the hair gave way at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.   The acrobats hit the ground just after starting their...

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