At least six female performers were seriously hurt during an acrobatic routine at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus today in Rhode Island.

Here’s another video of the routine:

CBS 6 reported:

Nine Barnum and Bailey circus performers were injured Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, after an apparatus used in their act failed, circus spokesman Stephen Payne said.

Eight of the performers fell when the hair-hang apparatus — which holds performers by their hair — failed, Paine added. One performer was injured on the ground, he said.

There were no details on the severity of the injuries, the spokesman said.

Multiple emergency units responded to the accident at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.



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