Nine Ringling Brothers Acrobats Were Injured When a Cable Broke
Nine acrobats and two other people were injured in an accident yesterday at a Ringling Brothers show in Providence, Rhode Island.
It happened during a stunt called “human chandelier,” where a bunch of female acrobats get suspended by their hair and lifted up about 30 feet. Apparently a cable snapped.
Most of the performers suffered broken bones. But one was in critical condition as of last night.