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Circus Tent Collapse: 2 Killed, 22 Injured in New Hampshire

A circus tent collapsed at New Hampshire’s Lancaster Fairgrounds on Monday night killing a father and his daughter and injuring 22 others. The Walker Brothers Circus was just about to start their show when severe weather hit the area.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said this morning: “We all this morning have heavy hearts because it is a tragedy, we lost two lives, a father and a daughter, at an event that was supposed to be fun.”

EBASTIAN FUENTES VIA AP

EBASTIAN FUENTES VIA AP

PEOPLE reports that at least 100 people were initially trapped inside the tent. The storm swept through around 5:30 pm on Monday with 60-mph gusts and hail.

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