Indiana Fair Stage Collapse: 4 Killed and 40 Wounded

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According to the report, at least four people were killed and 40 wounded when an outdoor concert stage collapsed during a heavy storm at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night 13 August.


At that time, the country group Sugarland was set to perform. David Bursten, Indiana State Police spokesman shared that a "strong gust of wind upset the rigging above the stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and caused a collapse of the structure over the stage." In fact, the incident at the Indianapolis fairgrounds happened shortly before 9 p.m. when strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse, trapping and injuring concert-goers. No one was performing at the time, witnesses said. The opening act had finished, and the crowd was waiting for Sugarland to take the stage. The top-selling, Grammy-winning couple tweeted about the incident on its Twitter page and released a statement on its website: "We are all right after our stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair tonight." the website statement said. "Many of our fans and friends in Indianapolis may not be. Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, or whatever form of strength you are able to send. They need you. Thank you."


Authorities confirm at least four deaths after a stage collapsed during a huge storm at the Indiana State Fair

Authorities confirm at least four deaths after a stage collapsed during a huge storm at the Indiana State Fair


The deadly collapse came as thousands of concert-goers were being evacuated from the fairground grandstand to a nearby coliseum because of an approaching heavy storm

The deadly Indiana Fair collapse came as thousands of concert-goers were being evacuated from the fairground grandstand to a nearby coliseum because of an approaching heavy storm


Fans were seeing the country group Sugarland attempt to hold up the stage after the collapse over at the Indiana State Fair Grandstands on Saturday

Fans were seeing the country group Sugarland attempt to hold up the stage after the collapse over at the Indiana State Fair Grandstands on Saturday


At least 40 people with head and neck injuries and broken bones

At least 40 people with head and neck injuries and broken bones


No one was performing at the time

No one was performing at the time


Rescue work was carried out quickly and victims were also taken into the nearby hospital

Rescue work was carried out quickly and victims were also taken into the nearby hospital


Indianapolis Fire Department personnel and paramedics tended to the victims of a stage collapse before a concert at the Indiana State Fair Grandstands on August 13, 2011, in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Fire Department personnel and paramedics tended to the victims of a stage collapse before a concert at the Indiana State Fair Grandstands on August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis


Concert goers sit inside the Pepsi Coliseum after high winds caused the stage collapse

Concert goers sit inside the Pepsi Coliseum after high winds caused the stage collapse

 

Indiana Fair Stage Collapse: 4 Killed and 40 Wounded

 

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