All Remaining Circus Shows Canceled in Providence

By: News Staff
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All remaining shows of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baileys Legends on Monday has been canceled after a tragic accident on Sunday. A 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. show were scheduled.

After eight people attached to the “human chandelier” fell during the “hair hang act” from somewhere between 25-40 feet. Seven people remain hospitalized from the incident, three are listed in critical condition. The incident happened about 45 minutes into the 11 a.m. performance. The 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows were canceled as a result.

No word on whether the show scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday will continue as scheduled.

Family Service Rhode Island is currently making experts available to children who may have witnessed Sunday’s tragic events.

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