Belgium music festival ends in tragedy – 3 dead

Belgium music festival ends in tragedy – 3 dead

Hasselt : Belgium | Aug 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM PDT
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The Pukkelpop open-air music festival in Hasselt, situated in north Belgium, ended in a tragedy when a storm struck the area and the stage collapsed. The Chicago-based rock band Smith Westerns was performing on stage at the time and there was an estimated 60,000 people in the gathering.

Initial reports indicate that three persons have died while 71 others are injured. The storm was accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains. Two of the stages buckled and fell on top of the audience. Some of the giant screens also toppled and fell on to the ground and trees were uprooted.

Only last week, a similar incident occurred in the Indiana State fair in Indianapolis – 5 persons were killed in that incident.

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prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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