WASHINGTON: Two people were killed and 15 injured when a circus tent collapsed at a carnival in New Hampshire, local media reported.
The collapse occurred Monday amid severe weather warnings in the city of Lancaster in the northeastern US state, according to ABC affiliate WMUR.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said a state of emergency had been declared and said officials were helping after the accident.
“State officials working to assist w/ the situation in Lancaster and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Hassan said on Twitter.
The National Weather Service said severe thunderstorms were expected in the area on Monday evening.
Lancaster is about 100 miles (144 kilometers) from New Hampshire state capital, Concord.