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Country Singer Sara Bareilles Issues Statement Following Deadly Stage Collapse

Monday, 15 Aug 2011 04:30 PM

Country singer Sara Bareilles has issued a statement following the deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday where she was performing, reports Idolator
“The weather changed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a matter of seconds. We are shocked and saddened by this horribly tragic circumstance and we are all praying for those affected. The emergency response was incredibly speedy and the people of Indiana as well as the crews from the show were beyond brave and working hard to help each other. My heart aches for the lives lost or injured as well as their families. We will do whatever we possibly can to help heal the hurt from this very sad day,” the statement read.
Five people were killed during the accident that involved stage scaffolding and lighting collapsing into the audience amidst a storm.
Bareilles had just performed on the stage before the collapse at 8:49 p.m.

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