Sunday, August 14, 2011

Five Killed At Sugarland Show

A stage collapsed in the wind at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night killing five people.  The scaffolding crashed to the ground and into the crowd just minutes before Sugarland was due to take the stage.  The opening act for the show, Sara Bareillis, had completed her set and left the stage.

Announcements were made concerning the weather issue and what to do in case of severe weather.  Within minutes of the announcement, a blast of wind caught the rigging and pushed the material into the crowd.  Most of the estimated 40 injured appear to have been in the "Sugar Pit," the VIP area for Sugarland fans.


Sugarland was not injured in the accident.  The band canceled their show at the Iowa State Fair for Sunday night.

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