STAGE COLLAPSE: At Least Five Killed at Indiana State Fair
by Alex O'Neal,posted Aug 15 2011 6:44AM
A stage collapse prior to the Sugarland show at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night killed at least five people and injured 43. High winds were to blame for the accident, which occurred after opening act Sara Bareilles had finished her set. Those injured and confirmed dead were located in the VIP "Sugar Pit" area.
Following the incident, Sugarland tweeted, "We are alright. We are praying for our fans and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you'll join us. They need our strength."
Sara Bareilles also tweeted, "I'm speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost."
Early Sunday morning, Indiana state police stated that there was a possibility of more deaths. Fair festivities were cancelled yesterday