Accidents at the circus

"Only the tiger is not clear that it to train, because the scars and do not find it in me," - these words from the Song of Mikhail Boyarsky difficult work of the trainer is well known to everyone. Circus the audience associates with exciting performances, trapeze artists under the dome, funny clowns, nimble jugglers and acrobats, but happens and so that the arena becomes a place where unfolds a real drama. Just one wrong move or look and life of an artist is in the balance ...

Accidents at the circus

1. aerialists Caro Christopher Kazung

Accidents at the circus

In 2013, in Moscow for a tour came to a group of acrobats from Kenya. Artists showing dizzying stunts, the highlight of the program was jump Karo Christopher Kazungu from a height of 30 meters. Artist performed brilliantly room, with him in the performance of relatives came from Africa, skip triumph in circus Vernadsky they could not.

However, fate had a different way: during the jump Kazungu fell to the arena. The fall was to prevent a safety net, but, on the conclusion of the commission that investigated the accident, it was defective.

Kenyan actor was miraculously saved, he was diagnosed with a concussion and comminuted fracture of the first vertebra, Moscow doctors performed the necessary operations in and out of the patient. After a long rehabilitation Kazungu completed circus career.

2. The gymnast Ksenia Elkina

Accidents at the circus

Two years later, on the same stage broke another gymnast - Xenia Elkin. The actress in the duo perform complex dance at a height of 9 meters, a safety net for that number was not provided. The fall was due to the fact that Xenia is not delayed until the end of the belay loop, performing one of the elements of the program, and has broken down.

Room ready for the World Festival, the audience showed its artists for the second time. Probably Xenia perenervnichala and mix up the order of action. This mistake nearly cost her her life.

The fall was unsuccessful: actress landed on the barrier, and seemed likely to escape she did not. Fortunately, doctors were able to save her life.

3. Gymnasts Julia and Alexander Volkov

Accidents at the circus

Injuries happen during rehearsals almost every artist, so you can not relax at the arena for a second. In 2009, the country was rocked by the news that the favorites of the audience artists Julia and Alexander Volkov fell during the rooms on top. Number "Trapeze artists on pictures" was to be the hallmark of the pair, but during rehearsals was an accident: the artists burst from a height of 6 and 8 meters and fell to the arena, which at that time was flooded with artificial ice. As a result, both received severe injuries. Alexander - a serious foot injuries, Julia - multiple fractures, bruised face, a concussion. Four days artist had been in a coma. The treatment was long, but after the rehabilitation of the artists decided to come back to the profession, and they did it.

4. Tigers trainer Artur Bagdasarov

Accidents at the circus

Artur Bagdasarov - one of the most famous trainers in Russia. The decision to devote himself to this dangerous profession had come to him in his youth, because his entire family - circus.

Arthur spends all day with their wards and seems to know their behavior thoroughly. However, and with him it was a tragedy: in June 2006, during a routine speech at the artist assaulted tiger. animal aggression was the fact that the trainer too close. Tiger inflicted serious injury Artur Bagdasarov, pull the animal was only after the fifth shot in the air that made Mikhail Bagdasarov, the father of the trainer. Doctors managed to save Arthur, he imposed more than a hundred stitches. Some time later, after the tragedy, the trainer overcame his feelings and was able to return to employment with the Tigers. He is now actively advocates, despite the horror.

5. The trainer lions Alexander Shatirov

Accidents at the circus

Another trainer who has suffered from an attack of a predator - Alexander Shatirov. Actor dedicated his life to the lions, and preferred to work without giving the animal sedatives. Once again, during the room at the circus actor Ufa on two lions attacked simultaneously. Attempts to ward off the animals were in vain, only after the applied hose with cold water, the Lions managed to drag their victim.

The audience did not realize what was happening on the stage, however, many were shocked at the sight of the bloody artist. Fortunately, the large blood vessels were not hurt and tendons remain intact, the artist returned to the scene fast enough. He continues to perform and train large predators.

6. The trainer elephants Alexander Terekhov

Accidents at the circus

According to statistics, at least one trainer dies annually. In 2001, there was a tragic death of Alexander Terekhov, the artist worked with elephants in "Corner Durova." During the course of the two rooms with elephant cow actor fell from a pedestal or to reset one of the wards, and after some time came to a trainer. unable to save the man.

7. Trainer Snezana Dautova

Accidents at the circus

Death ended a career even tamer - Snjezana Dautova. The actress has worked in the circus of Odessa, and during one of the rehearsals tiger attacked her fangs and bite the carotid artery. Save tamer could not, because death was instantaneous. Raging tiger was shot.

8. Gymnast Sara Giyyar-Guillot

Accidents at the circus

Tragedies happen in all the circuses of the world. Even in the legendary Cirque du Soleil, where the observance of the safety monitor with the utmost care, there was an incident when the acrobat, who worked at an altitude of 15 meters, fell, slipped out of the insurance. The actress Sarah Giyyar-Guillot died from his injuries.

Rider 9. Anastasia Maximova

Accidents at the circus

Anastasia Maximova could not imagine my life without horses. Since childhood, she has mastered riding and honed his skills by performing various stunts and risky numbers.

At run time, the numbers on the circus Anastasia fell out of the saddle, leg caught the stirrup, and the horse became nervous, carried it across the arena. Stop animal could not at once, and she had the strongest head injuries from bumps and hooves from hitting the ground. Save the actress could not, she died in the ambulance.

Accidents at the circus

While investigating the causes of the incident, the experts unanimously agreed that Anastasia had made a mistake - firmly fixed foot in the stirrup. So it was a little easier to carry numbers, but at the time of the fall, she could not break free and jump off the horse.

10. clown Toffee

Accidents at the circus

The tragic fate of another artist of the circus - Irina Asmus, a legendary clown, acting under the pseudonym Toffee. During the execution of tricks under the big top, in front of thousands of spectators and a half, she slipped and fell from a 12-meter height. Representation continued, and circus visitors do not even know that the artist died.