Stage Collapse At Sugarland Concert Kills Five
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:00 AM PDT

Sugarland200.jpgINDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (X17online) -- High winds caused a stage to collapse during a concert from country group Sugarland at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night.

Dozens were injured and, so far, five people have died as a result of the accident. It happened just before Sugarland was scheduled to take the stage. Winds were estimated between 60 and 70 mph that night.

At least 40 people were taken to area hospitals -- an unknown number are in critical condition.

The duo were headlining the event, and Tweeted: “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.”

Singer Sara Bareilles, who had performed on the stage earlier, wrote on her Twitter, “I'm speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost.”

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