In what was the most unsuspecting tragedy of the summer live at a special event, the Indiana State Fairgrounds stage collapse has left a number of families without their loved ones today. With five already confirmed dead as a result of the horrific experience, today’s memorial services in various parts of Indianapolis are scheduled to honor the lives of those lost and impacted by the surreal event.
Indiana State Fair attendees frantically aid victims caught in the rubble of the recent stage collapse on the fairgrounds.
As previously reported, the Indiana State Fairgrounds were alive and well with thousands who had come out to celebrate the annual event. The stage collapse swiftly changed the atmosphere just minutes before popular country duo Sugarland was scheduled to perform. Photos and exclusive video footage from guests on hand to witness the show depict complete chaos and a mass exodus for safety. (See links below).
Strong winds and a weekend storm are the reported causes of the big collapse of this afternoon.
We’ll be bringing you live updates from all Indiana State Fair events, memorials, coverage and more as the week progresses so stay tuned for more to come. In the meantime, watch the heroic efforts displayed by many of this year’s State Fair attendees as each one struggled to survive, support and assist one another.
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An image of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse that left a reported five people dead this past weekend. Photo: Joey Foley (Getty Images)
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