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VIDEO: 9 Circus Acrobats Injured Due to Snapping Cable

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Eleven people were injured during a Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus performance in Rhode Island. Nine are acrobats who were performing the stunt and the other two are unknown. The acrobats were performing a stunt mid-air when a cable snapped, causing the apparatus to plummet to the ground.

Look below to watch the news segment from CNN.

CNN interviewed circus spokesperson Stephen Payne about the accident. Payne assured CNN, "Each and every time that we come to a new venue, all of the equipment that is used by this performer -- this group of performers as well as other performers -- is carefully inspected. We take the health and safety of our performers and our guests very seriously, and our company has a safety department that spends countless hours making sure that all of our equipment is indeed safe and effective for continued use." The circus and local authorities will be conducting further investigations.

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