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Five Dead After Stage

Collapses At Sugarland

Show in Indiana

8/13/2011 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Five people are dead and 40 more injured after a stage collapsed tonight at the Indiana State Fair before the country band Sugarland was to perform.

High winds were believed to have been the cause.

A reporter for WANE-TV in Indiana was in the crowd at the time and described what happened like this: "The wind just picked up and the stage just caught and the roof just caught and it went up like a sail and then it crashed forward into the people standing in the front. There were people trapped underneath and everyone was running and screaming. They were asking any medics or nurses not to leave."

Sugarland Stage Collapse

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Throwback kid    

FIRst!

1104 days ago
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Pia    

I hope and pray all are okay!

1104 days ago
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Rocco    

That's a misleading title.

1104 days ago
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dwlightfoot    

According to local news sources in Indianapolis, this occured before Sugarland came on stage. There are at least a dozen people hurt. According to the National Weather Service it was a huge gust of wind that knocked the rigging of a tarp down to the ground. There are possibly people trapped under the collapsed stage.

1104 days ago
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DubstepDistribution    

Kind of hard to play a show that way

1104 days ago
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Rocco    

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."

1104 days ago
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beckie    

there saying 5 dead on the local news.

1104 days ago
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MadelBlue    

SugArland. What a total shame, they're actually amazing live and their stage set up is incredible. I heard some are trapped/ dead?

1104 days ago
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MANDI    

I was at that show sitting feet from where the stage collapse. They said they may evacuate and several people started to. Then the stage just blew over we had to run out of the way. My group of 6 turned around a did what we could to help. There are a lot of injured people we helped until asked to leave. Please pray for all those people and the kids who were stuck under there.

1104 days ago
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Bridget    

Here's video..

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=110070465759055&oid=54444461143&comments

Some listening to Marion County scanner say they heard 2-3 dead..Not confirmed on the news yet. Several injured.

1104 days ago
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dwlightfoot    

WTHR-TV's Chuck Lofton just announced that 4 people had died due to injuries.

1104 days ago
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beckie    


there getting ready to have a live press conference. So Ill let u know what they said.

1104 days ago
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lola_uk    

Even God hates country music.
...too soon?

1104 days ago
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Christine    

I live in Indiana, just North of Indy, and this storm took us by surprise. There were storm warnings, but it was a beautiful day and a wonderful night and then BAM, this huge storm rolled in on us.

1104 days ago
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BA    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QFz7K5JFP4

1104 days ago
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