Eight performers were injured Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, at the  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The human chandelier of 8 acrobats being held by their hair failed when the hair-hang apparatus broke while in the air.

The Medeiros Hair-Hang Act is touted on the Ringling Bros. website as a "one-of-a-kind act.  The creators of the act have worked hard on creating the best possible equipment to insure the safety of the performers. The act has never had an accident like this before until now.

The names of the performers have been confirmed and each of the women named by Ringling Bros. as part of the act are in the hospital: Viktoriya Medeiros, Widny Neves, Samantha Pitard, Viktorila Liakhova, Dayana Costa, Julissa Segrera, Stefany Neves and Svitlana Balanicheva.

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