Stage collapses at Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium

An outdoor stage at the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium has collapsed, killing at least one person, according to early media reports.


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    The festival's Chateau stage came down during a severe storm just as Chicago rock band Smith Westerns were about to take the stage.

    "Stage collapsed [Max Kakacek] almost got crushed by the tress," Cullen Omori, the band's singer, tweeted right after the incident. "I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our shit is broke." 

  2. He later retracted the tweet about insurance, explaining: 
  3. 30 Second to Mars singer Jared Leto was also tweeting as the event unfurled: 

  4. Other acts at the festival, such as Seattle's Fleet Foxes, used Twitter to communicate with fans and loved ones: 
  5. Photos from the scene began to roll onto Twitter as well:
  6. As well as videos:
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