Tragedy Strikes Again!! Another Stage Collapse At a Music Festival

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments


Not even a week after the tragedy at the Indiana state fair did disastrous weather strike again. This time it was in Belgium at the Pukkelpop Music festival, The stage collapsed after a unexpected storm swept through the concert. The death toll is up to 5 just like in Indiana.

This is the fourth stage collapse that’s occurred this summer. The other cities were Ottawa on July 27thand Tulsa on July 7th. In Belgium the band the Smith Westerns were in the middle of their set a series of violent wind, rain, and hailstorm sent one of the festival stages toppling down around them. Several trees also were blown down.

Thankfully the band escaped unharmed, but a total of 140 people were injured, according to the Associated Press 10 of those were critically injured, and more than 20 ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The Smith Westerns front man Cullen Omori allegedly tweeted shortly after the collapse “Stage collapsed Max almost got crushed by trees, I hope Pukkelpop has insurance all our s—is broke. Praying no one got hurt.”


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