Report: 2 dead, 15 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

WMUR-TV ( ) reports that state Department of Safety spokesman Michael Todd confirmed the fatalities Monday night.

The accident happened Monday evening at the Lancaster fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the state capital in Concord.

State police say it's unclear exactly how many people were hurt.

A Lancaster police dispatcher says the tent collapsed during a circus performance.

Gov. Maggie Hassan says state officials are monitoring the situation.

The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area during the time of the collapse.