Two people were killed and another 15 were injured, as strong storms forced a circus tent to collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire, Tuesday evening, the Associated Press reports.
The tent had more than 250 people inside, according to the AP.
Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Northeast Tuesday afternoon and evening. A few miles east of Lancaster, there was a reported wind gust of 35 mph with almost an inch of rain, AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.
"A band of severe thunderstorms tracked across the area during the late afternoon with widespread wind damage occurring," Edwards said. "There were many reports of trees and power lines down with estimated wind gusts of 60 mph or greater."
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said the State Emergency Operations Center had been activated and state officials will continue to assist and monitor the situation.
State officials working to assist w/ the situation in Lancaster and will continue to monitor the situation closely— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) August 3, 2015
The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) August 4, 2015
The incident in New Hampshire comes just one day after one person was killed and several others were injured after a tent collapsed during a thunderstorm in suburban Chicago.