Another Outdoor Stage Collapse: 2 Dead, 40 Injured

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(Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

Chicago band, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Smith Westerns[/lastfm] were just caught in the midst of another outdoor stage collapse, this time in Belgium.

So far, 2 are dead and 40 are injured as a huge storm hit an open air concert festival area at the Pukkelpopp Festival in Hasselt, which is about 50 miles from Brussels.

According to the newspaper Le Soir, a witness said the sky darkened and wind and hail hit fans went scattering. The festival was slated to take place starting today and running for three days, attracting up to 65,000 people.

Everyone in the band is apparently alright, as they just tweeted the following:

http://twitter.com/#!/SmithWesterns/status/104262184057569280

The collapse is all too similar to last week’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair.

Here is the Google Translation of Le Soir from Belgium: CLICK HERE to check it out.

The Foo Fighters, Eminem, and the Offspring were scheduled to perform, but that is all up in the air now.

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