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Circus arrives in Hartford after Providence disaster

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By: Dee DeQuattro 
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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Legends show has arrived in Hartford Connecticut after canceling the remainder of its Providence shows.

The circus was packing up yesterday after an aerial stunt went horrifically wrong and eight acrobats plummeted from approximately forty feet in the air during Sunday’s show.

The eight acrobats who were part of the “hair hang” act are currently hospitalized. Four remain in serious condition; the other four are in good condition. None of the injuries are considered to be life threatening.

The show is set to begin on Thursday in Hartford. Circus representatives say that the show will feature all the acts except for the hair hang act and anything associated with it.

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