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Five killed, dozens injured when stage falls at Indiana State Fair

Five people were killed and dozens more were injured after a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair while concert-goers waited for the main act, Sugarland, to perform.

Organizers with the state fair have stated that they thought they had more time, at least 30 minutes, before the storm hit the area. They were in contact with officials from the National Weather Service during this time in order to determine if the grounds should be evacuated.

Officials made an announcement that  concert-goers should seek cover from the storm, but did not require them to leave. Before an evacuation was made mandatory, the 60 to 70 mph gusts of wind caused the stage to collapse onto the crowd and trapped dozens underneath.

Five people were killed as a result,  four of them were pronounced dead on the scene. Dozens more were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. It was said by officials that an isolated wind gust caused the stage to fall.


Two killed in Danville house fire

According to officials, a fire killed two young girls in their Danville home. Two adults and two other young children managed to escape the home.

The Vermilion County coroner announced that the 5-year-old and 4-year-old were pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. on the day of the fire.

The Danville Fire Department are currently investigating to find the cause  and no other details of the event were released at this time.

Fire accidents and other premises liability cases can cause severe damage to property and severely injure those involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims during this difficult time.