Saturday, August 13, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Sugarland Concert Stage Collapses at Indiana State Fair ... Fans Injured

Image: Stage collapse at Indiana State Fair.

Matt Kryger  /  The Star

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair. The collapse occurred before Sugarland took the stage.

Stage rigging collapsed after a storm gust Saturday night, trapping and injuring at least a dozen people at a concert at the Indiana State Fair, NBC station WTHR reported.

The outdoor stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds.

Medics and rescue crews throughout Indianapolis were converging on the State Fairgrounds after Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage rigging fell.

Dave Lindquist, music journalist for The Indianapolis Star, reported on Twitter, "Tragedy at fair concert. Entire stage collapses on track." He also wrote that "perhaps a dozen injured people have been removed from track on stretcher-type boards."

Concertgoer Amy Weathers told Lindquist, "It was like in slow motion, you couldn't believe it was actually happening," he tweeted.

NBC station WTHR reported evacuation efforts were already under way when the stage collapsed.

1 comment:

LovinLyrics said...

Update (10:54pm) ... Stage collapse has now reportedly killed 4 people and injured as many as 12.