A terrible tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, there was a storm coming and the winds were getting stronger, concert officials announced that the Sugarland concert may have to be postponed, and was about to evacuate the area, but before any evacuation could take place, a huge wind gust hit and the stage collapsed.
Originally there was 4 killed but I believe it is now 5 with over 40 people injured. After seeing the video I am amazed there wasn’t a lot more. My sympathy and prayers go out to all the people involved.
The main reason I have put in this post, is the amazing efforts from the people that were at the fair to watch the concert. After the collapse of the stage, a mass of people ran straight to the stage and done whatever they could to get people out from under the collapsed stage, the heroism showed by all these people is something that will always be remembered, as they tried to left the heavy metal off people that were trapped underneath.
The wind was far stronger than that in other areas of the fairgrounds, said Dan McCarthy, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indiana. He estimated the gust at 96 to 113k/ph. The Telegraph.
Indiana State Fair Pictures of the stage collapse. The Telegraph.
Former WISH-TV Photojournalist Ivan Gratz recounts what he witnessed when the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.