10 Most Horrific Circus Accidents In History

Generations of children have enjoyed circuses; the death-defying acrobatics, wild animals, tight-rope-walkers and clowns team up to entertain, intrigue and dazzle the young crowd

However, the life of a circus performer is not all successful stunts and cheering children; as these ten circus accidents demonstrate, life in the ring has seen its fair share of death and destruction as well.