Survivors Recall Aftermath of Ind. Stage Collapse

Saturday, 20 Aug 2011 01:30 PM

 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Survivors of a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair say they feel fortunate to have escaped but mourn those who weren't as lucky.

Six people died of injuries suffered when a wind gust of 60 to 70 mph sent metal scaffolding holding lights and other equipment into a crowd of fans waiting for the country act Sugarland to perform last weekend.

Many of the survivors escaped being struck by just inches. Some rushed to help those who were injured and say they are troubled now by not knowing what happened to them.

Fair officials have acknowledged they didn't follow their severe weather procedure by ordering an evacuation. But Indiana officials investigating whether the deaths and injuries could have been prevented say it could take months to get answers.

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