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Accident during circus show leaves 9 seriously injured

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By Sean Cahill

scahill@abc6.com 

An accident during a circus show at the Dunkin Donuts Center has left nine performers seriously injured.

It happened just before noon during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Legends show just before intermission during a hair hang act. Eight of the injured performers were hanging in the air, one was on the floor.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. have been cancelled. 

We will have team coverage tonight on ABC 6 News at 6:30.

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