Circus Co. takes Plea deal for tent collapse that killed father and daughter

LANCASTER, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) — A circus company reaches a plea deal in a criminal trial involving a deadly tent collapse Wednesday. 

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A 6-year-old and her father were killed when the tent collapsed during a microburst in 2015.

According to the National Weather Service a microburst is a localized column of sinking air  within a thunderstorm. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface, and in some instances, can be life-threatening. 

The company, Walker International Events, has already paid fines for not putting the tent correctly. 

A plea hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 where the circus company is expected to take a plea deal. 

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