Stage Collapses at Indiana State Fair

Posted on August 14, 2011

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UPDATE 5:12am

Numerous news agencies have now reported that 4 people have died in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

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(Courtesy of USA Today)

Reportedly hundreds were trapped under the scaffolding and dozens were injured.

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(Courtesy of The LA Times)

It is believed that a strong gust of wind from a brewing storm caused the collapse of the stage, minutes before the country band Sugarland was set to perform.

You can read more about the incident below. Our thoughts are with the families of those injured and killed.
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Saturday 08/13/2011 9:37 PM

BREAKING NEWS

ERIN CARSON

12 people were injured tonight when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, minutes before Sugarland was set to perform.

A sudden strong gust of wind from a storm is believed to be the cause of the malfunction.

We are following the story and will have more for you once it’s available.

At least 12 were injured, but Sugarland had not taken the stage yet and was not harmed. They sent out this tweet to their fans:

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