Aug 3, 2015 7:33 PM

Lancaster fairgrounds tent collapses during circus performance, injuries reported

LANCASTER - A New Hampshire State Police official says there have been injuries in the collapse of a tent at the Lancaster fairgrounds.

UPDATE: Man and young girl die, 22 hurt after tent collapse at Lancaster Fairgrounds

But the extent of those injuries and the details of the Monday incident remain unclear.

A dispatcher at the Lancaster Police Department says the tent collapsed during a circus performance.

UPDATE: Two dead after tent collapse at Lancaster Fairgrounds

According to Facebook, the Walker Brothers Circus had two scheduled events at the fair tonight, one at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

She had no further information.

Lancaster is a town on the Connecticut River about 90 miles north of Concord.

READ: Hassan, Shaheen respond to Lancaster tent collapse via Twitter

The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area.

Gov. Maggie Hassan tweeted that state officials are working to assist those in Lancaster and are monitoring the situation.


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