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Tragedy At the Indiana State Fair Before Sugarland Concert

Indiana State Fair Tragedy
AP / The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

The death of 5 people and the 45 people injured in Saturday night’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis,  has touched all of us.  I know when I heard the terrible news I was stunned.  Reports say that high winds toppled the stage to the ground. The crowd was there to see headliner Sugarland. Thank goodness they had not taken the stage yet. According to CMT.com –

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles had completed her opening set at the concert, but Sugarland had not yet begun their headlining performance when the accident occurred. Around 8:45 p.m., an announcement was made that a storm with high winds was headed toward the area. Some 15,000 fans attending the concert were told to be prepared to leave the outdoor venue and seek shelter at a nearby arena.

WISH-TV in Indianapolis said it could not be confirmed that a tornado hit the area, but winds in excess of 60 miles per hour were reported.

Immediately following the accident, Sugarland sent a Twitter message that they are OK and to pray for the people who were affected by the stage collapse. I know you guys join KNUE in sending our prayers to the victims of this tragedy.

 

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