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Hundreds Fall in St. Paul Bleacher Collapse


 
 

| Sunday, August 16, 2009


(AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. - Seven people were taken to the hospital after bleachers collapsed at circus school performance in St. Paul.



Police say there were multiple injuries, but most appear to be minor. Sgt. Paul Schnell says there were about 450 people on the bleachers when the structure collapsed at the Circus Juventas event Sunday about 10 p.m.



Witnesses say the crowd had just stood up to cheer when the bleachers gave way.



Circus Juventas is a performing arts circus school for children. The collapse happened during the final show of the season.

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Information from: KSTP-TV, http://www.kstp.com




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