Backstreet Boys show cancelled after tent collapses on fans

2018-08-19 09:40
 

Oklahoma — At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed.

WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday that the resort began an evacuation at about17:00 when lightning was within four miles (6.4km) of the casino.

The company says about 150 patrons did not evacuate and when the storm hit with 70-80 mph (113-128 kph) winds, it knocked over trusses and the entrance collapsed on them. Of the 14 people taken to a hospital, two have been released.

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WinStar later said the concert was postponed to a later date.

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Backstreet Boy band members took to Twitter keeping fans updated and sharing well wishes to those who were injured.

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