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Acrobat Falls through Safety Net during Moscow Circus Show

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">A Kenyan acrobat fell through a safety net during a show at a Moscow circus and was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries including a fractured vertebra.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><br></span>

MOSCOW -  A Kenyan acrobat fell through a safety net during a show at a Moscow circus and was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries including a fractured vertebra.

An amateur video aired on Russian television showed 22-year-old Karo Christopher Kazungu falling through the safety net and onto the arena floor during the Wednesday evening show.

The Great Moscow State Circus said on its website on Thursday that Kazungu was conscious when he was taken to the hospital. Russian news agencies quoted the director of the acrobatics show as saying that Kazungu was diagnosed with a fracture of one vertebra and was in intensive care.

Kazungu was one of a dozen Russian and Kenyan performers who were taking part in a highly complex acrobatics show.

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