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Winds Topple Circus Tent In Westmoreland County

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(Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

(Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

SEWARD (KDKA) — Winds wreaked havoc on a circus in Westmoreland County, bringing down the big top on everyone underneath it.

A woman and three children were injured.

About 75 to 100 people were at the circus. It was a fundraiser for the Seward Volunteer Fire Department.

Witnesses say the ringmaster stopped the show about three acts in because of high winds and the next thing they knew, the support beam had lifted off the ground.

Then, the tent collapsed.

The Lewis and Clark Circus is based in South Carolina.

They say the tent was built to withstand 80-mph winds. A second show was canceled.

None of the injuries is life threatening.

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