Friday, August 19, 2011

Pukkelpop Festival Storm Disaster

At the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium last night a very intense storm wreaked havoc on the concert goers and campers.  A stage collapse, reminiscent of the Indiana State Fair disaster last week, and reportedly 5 people were killed.  This video clip shows a band onstage performing to rain soaked crowds, when debris from the storm gust front begins pelting the stage.  As it begins to hail, concert goers and performers flee.  Not a good place to be in a big storm.  Why the concert continued is a mystery to me.  Guess Belgium doesn't get severe storms?  Sad and very scary event. The remainder of the 3-day festival has been cancelled.

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