2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

By News Staff


The Associated Press    

Safety officials in New Hampshire are working through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed two spectators and injured at least 22 other people.      

Authorities are looking at how the tent was put up at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the capital of Concord.        

The storm, packing 60 mile-an-hour gusts and hail, blew through early Monday evening, just as the first of two scheduled shows was beginning.        

The fire marshal says about 100 people were inside the tent at the time, and a man and a girl died.

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