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Stage Collapses At Ottawa Bluesfest

Earlier tonight, the main stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed during a performance by American rock band Cheap Trick. A severe thunderstorm hit the nation’s capital causing thousands of concertgoers to run for cover. Although the Bluesfest Twitter account stated that there were no “serious injuries,” it is believed at least three people were taken to the hospital. Ottawa paramedics said one person suffered “life-threatening injuries.” All the remaining performances have been cancelled.

Bluesfest first started back in 2004 and has since grown into a 12-day music festival, one of North America’s biggest. Watch the footage of the collapse below:


PHOTO CREDIT: Marc Desrosiers/Canadian Press

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