Four people have been tragically killed following a horrific accident after a stage collapsed on top of them at a concert held in the US State Of Indiana just minutes after officials gave a safety warning to the crowds from the doomed stage.
Many people including children are among the inured, some critically.
The tragic accident happened just as the US country duo Sugarland were about to perform on stage at the Indiana State Fair concert in front of a 12,000 strong crowd.
The stage collapse happened at 21:00 local time (01:00 GMT) as winds in excess of 60mph (96 km/h) struck the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Â bringing the massive stage structure crashing down around the crowd leaving many trapped underneath the wreckage.
Many children are believed to be among the casualties taken to hospital.
A witness who attended the Indiana State concert said:
“It was the worse thing I have witnessed in my life.
“We could see the sky getting really dark and there was lightening and thunder.
“It almost seemed like a hurricane hit out of nowhere.
“The stage just leaned to the right and crashed down.
“Everyone was scrambling and it was horrifying because you knew people were trapped underneath it.”
But full praise to the rescue team, including security teams and members of the public who working side-by-side took less than 20 minutes to free the trapped and injured from beneath rubble collapsed stage.
Sugarland’s lead singer Jennifer nettles said:
“We hold those injured in our prayers at this very sad time.
“There are no words.
“It is tragic.”