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Accident halts circus performance at The Dunk

Up to 11 circus workers were injured, 2 still in critical condition, at Sunday's performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends circus show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Nearly 4,000 spectactors were watching when a cable broke way during the acrobatic performance of the Human Chandelier.   Nine acrobats then fell nearly 40 feet to the arena floor.

Click here to watch a fan video posted on Deadspin Sunday.

Sunday's performances for the rest of the day were canceled as well as Monday's early performance.  UPDATE: Monday's 7pm has also been canceled Monday morning.

Click here for more from Boston.com on the accident.

UPDATE (Monday 9am):  Boston.com is reporting that a clamp snapping is to blame for the accident.
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