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victorskid
08-14-2011, 03:06 AM
Live reports on CNN - at least a dozen hurt. It happened after the opening act; the band Sugarland was about to take the stage.

Cheylana
08-14-2011, 03:12 AM
How awful! And I have friends attending this fair; gonna check on them now.

Pretty Vegas
08-14-2011, 03:42 AM
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=110070465759055&oid=54444461143&comments

Here is video of the stage collapsing. Absolutely horrible. :(

milanessa
08-14-2011, 03:48 AM
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=110070465759055&oid=54444461143&comments

Here is video of the stage collapsing. Absolutely horrible. :(

Reports of 4 people dead. :(

shan
08-14-2011, 03:59 AM
How awful! :(

Vash01
08-14-2011, 04:00 AM
Terrible!

Thanks for posting this news. I have not watched TV in several weeks, but I do check the news on the internet everyday. I just did not do it today.

Wyliefan
08-14-2011, 04:15 AM
Horrible. :( I just saw this tweet from Sugarland: "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."

missflick
08-14-2011, 05:43 AM
Similar to what happened in Alberta a couple of years ago, before Kevin Costner and his band were about to perform.

victorskid
08-14-2011, 12:05 PM
There was also a stage collapse here in Ottawa just last month. Fortunately no one was killed and apparently no one seriously injured although a few were taken to hospital. In that case, it was a similar weather situation.

skatesindreams
08-14-2011, 03:40 PM
Very sad news:

Fifth person dies - with more information and links
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28861040/detail.html

mpal2
08-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Here's another article (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/indiana-state-fair-stage-collapse-5-dead-identified-singer-expresses-horror.html) linking to photos (http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-stage-collapse-at-indiana-state-fair-pictures,0,510992.photogallery). There were a lot of fans helping emergency personnel lift the pieces of the stage to get people out.

CynicElle
08-14-2011, 07:26 PM
I heard about this, but somehow didn't really grasp the full extent of the disaster until I saw a video on Gawker. :yikes: How horrible.

skatemommy
08-14-2011, 10:23 PM
Just saw the video. Going to think twice about any event with weather like that. Authorities thought about evacuating and didn't. So sad.

shan
08-14-2011, 10:40 PM
That video gives me chills. How terrifying for the people there.

HeatherC
08-15-2011, 04:52 AM
That is so sad. Five people who are in the hospital are from the area here around Cincy. :( Earlier tonight the news said that a severe thunderstorm warning had been issued for the Indy area and showed the big blobs of red and yellow level storms heading for that city. I'm astounded that the higher ups didn't seem to do anything to warn the people at the fair about the bad weather heading their way. Would it have hurt to postpone the next concert for about a half hour while the storm came through? I guess we'll never know. RIP to those who died and speedy recoveries to those still in the hospital. :fragile: :(