Authorities: 3 dead in Indiana fair stage collapse

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after a stage collapsed during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform.

About two dozen people have been reported injured in the Saturday night incident at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse, trapping and injuring concert-goers shortly before 9 p.m.

Indiana State Police did not immediately return phone messages to The Associated Press. But the Indianapolis Star and WTHR are reporting that three people have died. They initially were reporting that four had died, but later changed their reports to three dead based on information released by authorities.