The Canadian Press

2011-07-17 | Bluesfest Stage Collapse

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A sudden, violent summer gale toppled the main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest in the middle of a Cheap Trick performance, sending thousands of people scurrying for cover as scaffolding buckled and collapsed in a heap. Members of the band were thrown off their feet but were uninjured. Four people, including the band's truck driver, were sent to hospital. Michael Robert, a 29-year-old fan, said he saw the storm hit the stage in the blink of an eye. (The thunderstorm knocked down trees and power lines across the Ottawa region, leaving about 55-thousand customers without electricity.)

Date: 2011-07-17
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << go to Stage such a buckle and then just sort of folded on itself end and collapsed and the whole thing just came down and in a few seconds >>