Broken clamp caused Ringling Brothers acrobats to fall

Investigators said that the fall experienced by a group of acrobats during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus act in Providence, Rhode Island was caused by a metal clamp breaking, sending the performers 35 feet to the ground, New York Daily News reported on May 5.

The acrobats were hanging by their hair when the carabiner broke. Three of the acrobats remain in critical condition, but reports assured that none of the injuries are life-threatening. The circus said they are replacing all of the carabiners that held up the structure the acrobats hung from.

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