Winds Topple Circus Tent In Westmoreland County

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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  • kristy

    let the circus folk pull up stakes and get the he!! out of here. the way the animals are treated, who needs them?

    • glenda

      You know that people like you must forget what it’s like to see what’s going on around them. I’m a grandmother & I went with my chilldren and my grandkids. We sat in the bleachers & we enjoyed everything that went on. If you haven’t seen the show, how can you judge on whether or not the animals are beaten. I bet you are one of those people who follows PETA’S creed & would give children beer for their cereal instead of milk.

  • Sally

    @Kristy, your compassion is off the hook! Not all circuses beat & are cruel to their animals. When I saw this show, they used treats to get the animals to do tricks. No whips or hooks were used. It seems that you drink whatever Kool-aid is handed to you, without an original thought of your own. So Sad…

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