Stage Collapses At Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival, At Least 3 Dead

Posted by on August 18, 2011


Just days after the horrific incident at the Indiana State Fair, an extreme wind and hail storm caused stage equipment, towers, a tent and a tree to collapse at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium earlier today. According to the Associated Press, 70 people were injured, while so far three concert goers are reported dead. The festival, which had bands like The Foo Fighters, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Suicidial Tendencies, Apocalyptica and Within Temptation, has been halted.

This marks the fourth time a stage has collapsed during a festival this Summer due extreme weather. Last weekend, five people were killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, while a similar incident happened at both a Cheap Trick and The Flaming Lips festival performance on separate occasions last month. However, no deaths were reported at either of those two shows.

You can watch a Belgium news report of the incident up top, while fan filmed footage taken on site of the festival can be seen below. Our condolences go out to all of those affected by the tragedy at both the Pukkelpop Festival and Indiana State Fair.



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