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Deadly storm collapses stage at Indiana State Fair

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Deadly storm collapses stage at Indiana State Fair


At least four people have been killed after strong winds brought down a stage at the Indiana State fair in Indianapolis.

As the country music duo Sugarland were about to come on, the stage collapsed, injuring 40 people and sparking fears that more could be trapped under the wreckage. An amateur video posted on YouTube showed a heavy gust of wind blowing down the stage rigging. People in the crowd can be heard screaming.

“I didn’t know where my best friend was and then she pulled me out from under it..and then she found me and then I found my mom,” said survivor Tori Ison.

Another concert goer described the scene as the storm clouds gathered: “I looked over my shoulder and the stand started coming down. I heard people screaming, yelling, the funnel cloud kept on going, it was moving trash cans and everything else. I heard people screaming, yelling and everything,” said Jay Keiser.

Sugarland sent a Twitter message about the incident, saying: “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.”

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