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Nine performers were critically injured when a metal prop fell during a show in Providence, officials said.
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Joseph Shoafi said about 45 minutes after the accident, a ringmaster announced that the rest of the show was canceled.
First responders tended to the injured performers.
None of the injuries is considered to be life-threatening, officials said.
Fire Chief Clarence Cunha said the performers suffered multiple broken bones, head injuries, and lacerations.
Eddie Brundage said he and his wife immediately took their daughters out to keep them from seeing the aftermath.
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The acrobats are seen during a performance on Friday.
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A guard outside the venue in Providence told patrons the 3 and 7 p.m. performances were canceled.
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