Indiana governor Mitch Daniels called the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed five Sugarland fans on Saturday night a “fluke event,” and praised the response of ordinary Hoosiers who responded by rescuing those trapped or injured by the collapse. The National Weather Service had warned of an intense storm, and a warning was made to the crowd just minutes before the stage toppled. The gusts that caused the collapse were estimated to be between 60 and 70 miles per hour.
This morning, the State Fair in Indianapolis will reopen, following a remembrance service attended by Daniels and his wife. Watch a video clip of the rapid response to the disaster below.