Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Killing 4 People (FOOTAGE)

Posted by MasterOComps on Aug. 16, 2011

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A massive gust of wind brought down a stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night, killing at least four and injuring 24, officials said. Authorities said they feared more casualties. A big gust of wind came through. You could see a lot of people panicking. All the scaffolding and speakers -- all that came crashing down -- and the whole stand just collapsed, said Aaron Richman, who witnessed the collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety posted on its Twitter page the death toll and said that 24 people had been taken to area hospitals. Two local hospitals placed the number of injured at 43, including some walk-in patients. Capt. Brad Weaver, commander of special operations for the Indiana State Police, said he took the stage at 8-45 p.m. to warn the audience of severe weather. Ten minutes later, the wind gust blew through. He said he saw the framework from the stage start to come over. He said he and others took cover behind a trail

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