Sugarland Stage Collapse Kills Five & Injures Dozens. So Sad.

Sun, August 14, 2011 10:10am EDT by 8 Comments
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The Indiana State Fair turns deadly as harsh winds knock down scaffolding — what a tragedy.

A day at the fair turned horrific as a collapsing stage killed five fans and injured many others at a concert by country band Sugarland.

The Aug. 13 show at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis drew a huge crowd, and a sudden gust of wind “snapped [the stage] like a toothpick,” one concertgoer told CNN. So far, the death toll is five and upwards of 40 attendees have been injured.

Sara Bareilles, whose set ended just before the collapse, was shocked and took to Twitter to write, “Fortunately we are all safe, but a tragic stage accident has injured some folks in indiana. Our prayers are with them and their families,” following with, “I’m speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost. #indyiloveu.”

Sugarland, who were preparing to go onstage when the collapse happened, also took to Twitter, writing, “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.”

Our prayers too go out to those in Indiana.

– William Earl

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Big Dumb Idiot

Posted at 10:18 AM on August 17, 2011  

That’s what you get for letting gays in the millitary.

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ilma

Posted at 5:17 AM on August 15, 2011  

OMG this is like a final destination movie in real life :O SO SAD D:

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Eden

Posted at 12:35 AM on August 15, 2011  

That’s not even funny. Don’t joke about it…people died!

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julie

Posted at 2:21 PM on August 14, 2011  

that’s what happens when you sing horrible songs :)

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yin

Posted at 2:41 PM on August 14, 2011  

shallow minded!

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Lindsay

Posted at 2:44 PM on August 14, 2011  

Why would you even joke about something like that? It’s a tragic accident!

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pixy

Posted at 3:20 AM on August 15, 2011  

????? what the hell is wrong with you julie?? how could you even make a stupid joke after what happened?? are you shallow/mean or just un-sympathetic??
wow,did you not see the video of what happened?? or how about since you think your so funny,why don’t you go tell this ‘joke’ to the people who were hurt or to the families who lost loved ones….
i wander if you were in a similar situation and were either hurt or lost someone you loved like this,if you would find it funny or amusing for someone to make the kind of comment you did.
did you know that the 5th prson that died saved a little girl before he was trapped?? or that there are 3 kids at riley hospital right now with injuries and over 40 adults
that were injured??
and yes,i am from indy.so i take this personally!!
if you had made that comment in front of me,you would be on the ground right now.
SO GROW UP YOU IMMATURE LIL GIRL.

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