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
After a period of above-average temperatures dominated most of the Midwest and Northeast during much of April thus far, a complete reversal in the weather pattern is evolving this week.
A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley by the middle of the week.
Due to the positive feedback, the National Weather Service has expanded their former, experimental Impact Based Warnings to include the Southern region for the spring of 2015.
As residents are far from over with the recent cold winter across the Great Lakes, Mother Nature will bring the return of snowflakes to the region this week.
Global warming and climate change, two terms that are treated synonymously in most media coverage and casual debate, have been shown to spark different reactions from the American public.
Following strong to locally severe thunderstorms in part of the South Central states at midweek, the risk of violent storms will increase over the region on Friday.
Louisiana to Kansas to South Carolina (1883)
Tornado outbreaks with many funnels; over 200 killed; every building in Beauregard, MS, was destroyed.
Caribou, ME (1963)
4" of snow.
Havre, MT (1967)
Minus 14 degrees -- record April low.