The circus sometimes turns from a place of enjoyment to a place of horror and panic if the trainer loses control of animals, so the list of “entertainment” listverse, the most famous incidents that occurred in the circus around the world.

1-Elephant Mary

The trainer “Reddridge” used to hit the elephant Mary with a stick, and the elephant took revenge for himself and killed the coach, but the death of the coach was not the only tragedy, but the insistence of the city’s citizens to retaliate from the elephant, and the elephant was indeed executed in front of 2500 people.

2 – Desi Espana

Dessie, a 30-year-old American woman, fell to her head during an air show using cloth ribbons because of the machine’s failure. She fell and died instantly in 2004.

3- The four lions

Four lions tore the body of Tamer McCart in 1872 during a show in England, where a lion called “Terrant” attacked him with the participation of three other lions and tore his body in the gallery directly in front of the public.

4- The St. Louis Swing

Two of the best swing players, Billy Melson and Fred Lazell, hit the ground after a technical breakdown and suffered serious injuries.

5 – Circus accident and Alandas

The Karl family had a terrible accident, when seven people fell by ropes and chairs from a height of 32 feet without a safety net. When the team leader stumbled, all the players fell and two died, while the other two were paralyzed.

6 – Circus fire Barnum and Billy brothers

A fire in the Circus Keyland killed 100 animals used in the Games in 1942, when an unknown source caught fire near the rescue of the zoo tent. No one was able to rescue the animals loaded in nine boxes.

Hartford Circus Fire

Fire broke out in the grand tent of the circus team in 1944, and the fire spread rapidly due to the presence of huge amounts of wax and gasoline, resulting in the fire killed 169 and injured more than 700.


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