A tragic accident at the Indiana State Fair has left at least four people dead when strong winds caused the stage to collapse. This happened just before [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sugarland [/lastfm] was supposed to take the stage. Just an hour or two before the collapse, the sky was sunny. Out of nowhere, the skies turned dark and the winds picked up. The National Weather Service estimated winds got between 60 and 70 mph.
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.” – TMZ
[mp3com-artist]Sugarland[/mp3com-artist] took to their Twitter to let fans know they were ok.
We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you'll join us. They need your strength.—
Sugarland (@Sugarlandmusic) August 14, 2011
Sugarland’s opening act, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sarah Bareilles[/lastfm], had just finished her set just before the stage collapse.
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