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US acrobats injured in fall at Rhode Island circus act

5 May 2014 Last updated at 07:00 BST

At least 11 people have been injured after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode Island.

The eight acrobats plummeted about 10m (32ft) after the scaffolding structure holding them collapsed.

A circus spokesman said the performers were in the middle of a hair-hanging and motorbike high-wire act.

Beth McLeod reports.