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Tragic fall at circus leaves children traumatized

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At least nine performers were seriously injured Sunday during a high-wire circus act in Providence. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, said aerialists were performing when a metal-frame they were hanging from tore loose from a metal truss. Eight women fell 25 to 40 feet, landing on a dancer on the ground. The show was canceled, as was a show scheduled for 3 p.m….