The Indiana State Fair concert turned into mayhem when a massive storm broke down the stage on Saturday night, killing at least four and injuring 24, according to officials.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety tweeted immediately after the incident saying that 24 people had been taken to area hospitals. However, according to two local hospitals, at least 43 people were injured when the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage collapsed, CNN reported.
Capt. Brad Weaver, commander of special operations for the Indiana State Police, said that at around 8:45 p.m. he went to the stage and warned the audience of the bad weather. Just a few minutes after that, the stage was blown onto the front row by massive winds.
Three children were reportedly admitted to Riley Hospital for Children and eights adults were taken to Methodist Hospital for Indianapolis. As many as 17 patients, including children and adults, have been admitted to Wishard Memorial Hospital, New York Times reported.
The incident took place after Sara Bareilles had finished her performance. At 10:30, she posted on Twitter: "I'm speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost."
Many people have started tweeting about the heartbreaking incident, delivering prayers for the victims.
"Very sad news about the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families," Paul McDonald tweeted.
"I have no words to describe my sadness for those injured and killed by this latest stage collapse in Indiana. I am so sorry for your loss," Brian Lareau tweeted.
Another Tweeter user Rebekah Johnson posted: "Thoughts are with the injured and those that lost loved ones at the Indiana State Flair stage collapse tonight."
Meanwhile, photos and videos of the accident have surfaced on the Internet.
After watching one of the videos, a Tweeter user named Nigel Nathan Chin posted on his page: "Omg saw the video of sugarland's whole stage collapse because of strong wind! Killed a few people and injured dozens. :/ ouch!"