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(LANCASTER, N.H.) — A deadly circus tent collapse for a New Hampshire fairground.

A circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster, New Hampshire fairgrounds on Monday night killing two and seriously injuring 15. Around 250 people were inside the tent during the time of the collapse.

After reports for severe thunderstorms in the area, high winds reportedly knocked over the tent during a circus performance.

New Hampshire Department of Safety Public Information Officer Mike Todd said the Emergency Operations Center had been activated, no one was trapped at the moment, and local authorities were on the scene.

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