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Sugarland asks for prayers after concert stage falls killing five

INDIANAPOLIS - (WFLX) - The collapse of an outdoor concert stage kills five people at the Indiana State Fair. A violent gust of wind brought down the massive stage as a screaming crowd gathered waiting for the music to start.

It was a tragedy witnessed by thousands. "The cover on top of the stage started falling. It took about five seconds, and it was down. It was down," said a witness.

Gusts up to 70 miles-an-hour toppled a substantial section of the stage just minutes before country duo Sugarland was to perform.

"I am so moved. Moved by the grief of those families who lost loved ones. Moved by the pain of those who were injured and the fear of their families. Moved by the great heroism as I watched so many brave Indianapolis fans actually run toward the stage to try and help lift and rescue those injured. Moved by the quickness and organization of the emergency workers who set up the triage and tended to the injured. There are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity. There are only prayers for peace in the hearts of the bereft, and prayers of thanksgiving for those who were spared or safe. A piece of our heart is left in that grandstand. May God provide peace and healing to the people of Indianapolis." - Jennifer Nettles.

The fair was closed SundaY, and a prayer service is planned for Monday morning at the fairgrounds.

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