Violent Storm Causes Deadly Accident at New Hampshire Circus

ABC News' Linzie Janis and Ginger Zee track the latest weather news from across the country.
2:27 | 08/04/15

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Let's get right to those severe storms passing through the northeast overnight and early this morning. Look at that lightning over new York City. Yeah, that lightning and the thunder was just one of those mornings you wanted to stay in bed. Everyone agree but we all came in anyway and had a deluge on the way to work. We sure did and the storms up north deadly causing that tent collapse in New Hampshire. A father and his young daughter killed. More than 30 others injured and ABC's Linzie Janis is on the scene in Lancaster, new Hampshire. Good morning. Reporter: The fog is thick but behind me is where that huge tent is lying on the ground. Families say they had just sat down to watch the circus when a severe storm seemed to come out of nowhere ripping it out of the ground and sending its metal poles crashing into the audience. Lancaster fairgrounds, circus tent collapse. Reporter: Overnight a circus performance taking a deadly turn. It was called in as a mass casualty. Reporter: A violent storm ripping this tent to the ground with close to 100 people inside. Unfortunately, two people lost their lives here tonight. Reporter: A father and his 6-year-old daughter dead and at least 32 people injured. It all started at 5:46 P.M. Monday. Just 15 minutes into a walker brothers international performance like this one. When 60-mile-per-hour winds and hail start tearing the tent apart. It literally was lifted up through the air as the canvas was taking off, the poles that were holding it all the way up through the top of the tent were just coming at people. Reporter: Heidi maderos at the show with her 3-year-old son. Somebody screaming get out, get out so I took my son and threw him underneath the bleacher and threw myself on top of him. Reporter: The second fatal tent collapse in two days. Just yesterday, a man dying in Chicago after fierce winds brought this concert tent crashing down. In New Hampshire, state officials now investigating what went wrong. We'll be looking at the construction of the tent and how it was set up during the investigation. Reporter: According to a local newspaper, one spectator asked a circus worker if the tent was safe just moments before it was blown down. ABC news has reached out to walker brothers circus. We haven't yet heard back. George. Okay, thanks. To ginger.

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