Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deadly Disaster at Indiana State Fair

Strong winds caused a stage to collapse during a concert at the Indiana State Fair last night, resulting in five deaths and dozens of injuries.

Approximately 12,000 fans were waiting for country duo Sugarland to take the stage, following singer Sara Bareilles whom had finished her set moments before. The storm began around 9 p.m. when one concert goer said the stage "snapped like a toothpick," according to CNN. Gusts of wind were reportedly as high as 60 mph.  

Bareilles posted on her Twitter page: "I'm speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost. #indyiloveu."

Sugarland also tweeted: "We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you'll join us. They need your strength."

Only less than a month ago, stages collapsed at both a Cheap Trick concert in Canada and at a Flaming Lips concert in Oklahoma, also due to Mother Nature's powers.

Here's some disturbing fan footage from the incident:

No comments:

Post a Comment