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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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61.

BadGirl    

This is god's wrath for ppl even thinking of voting for Michelle Bachman....too soon?

1105 days ago
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dolphin    

Only out in the country would they not get the people out of there. Where is that place?

1105 days ago
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Jsbinga@gmail.com    

Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight!

1105 days ago
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Brian    

Des Moines register reports at least 3 dead and24 hurt, this taking place just 30 mins after sarah's performace and just before sugarland was to go on. there is no word on if sugarland will still play tomorrow night at the iowa state fair

1105 days ago
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Doogie Houser    

Heard Sugarland brought down the stage in Indiana tonight!

1105 days ago
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JUNE BAGWELL    

HERE IN GA WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY'S OF THE ONES THAT DIE .GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOSS.

1105 days ago
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Lauren     

Sugarland was not on stage yet...storms were on the way, but nothing really was happening yet. Big gust of wind came and blew the stage down...came down really fast without warning. People freaking out...others ran forward to help...terrible thing to witness.

1105 days ago
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Diana    

Wow. Goes to show how amazing life can be taken away in an instant. My prayers go out to all affected. I have tears in my eyes.

1105 days ago
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Steve    

I live in the Geist Area (NE Indianapolis) Scanner reports: 4 dead and 30 + injured..Pray for the families. Sugarland has posted a prayer on there site.

1105 days ago
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mandy    

four people confirmed dead as of now....news conference in a few minutes

1105 days ago
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mandy    

Four people confirmed dead so far....so sad.

1105 days ago
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Sarah Switzer    

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=4336 Listen to the live feed of rescue

1105 days ago
73.

K    

Prayers are with those killed and injured in tonights tragedy. The weather here came on so quickly no one had time to prepare.

1105 days ago
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Steven Todd    

Indiana State Police report 4 dead at Sugarland Concert.

1105 days ago
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Kim    

Got a friend jere praying for her safe travel home and safety at fairgrounds.

1105 days ago
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