- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - An annual New Hampshire fair where two spectators were killed during a circus tent collapse last year is set to reopen this week.

A Vermont man and his 6-year-old daughter were killed in the collapse at the Lancaster fairgrounds last summer when a storm blew through the area. Fifty other people were hurt.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/2bT5cT7 ) the fair opens again on Thursday.

Fairgrounds officials say tent inspections will be more thorough this year. They’ll work with the state fire marshal’s office to perform tent inspections.

Privately owned tents will be inspected if the public is expected to enter them. A permit is mandatory for tents that expect to accommodate 50 or more people.

The fair typically attracts thousands of people.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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