Three people were injured at a Cheap Trick concert in Ottawa, Canada, when a thunderstorm caused a stage to collapse.
A severe thunderstorm packing winds in excess of 50 mph roared across the Bluefest field. The wind lifted a canopy covering the stage and pushed it backwards causing the whole stage to collapse in a matter of minutes, according to Cbc.ca.
The band had been playing only moments before the collapse but left the stage 20 minutes into the show when lightning was seen in the area.
Paramedics responded quickly to the scene. Three Bluefest volunteers who were on the stage at the time of the collapse were injured, according to Cfra.com. A 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital with injuries to his abdomen, pelvis and upper leg.
One volunteer suffered an injury to his chest and the other to his neck. A total of 10 people were evaluated for injuries.
The crowd sought shelter in a nearby museum and was later told to evacuate the parking garage.
Cheap Trick posted on their web page that none of the band or crew were injured.
The organizers of the Ottawa Bluefest are expected to face questions related to the collapse. A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT Monday
Near-normal temperatures and the chance for wet weather will mark the beginning of the weekend, as July transitions to August.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms to end Thursday with less humid air to follow for Friday.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Following the steam bath of this week, the weather around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will not be in a hurry to cool down.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
Thunderstorms with heavy rain flood and washed out many roads across the northeastern part of the state.
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