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badboy70
18-08-11, 18:46
This came on the news in Belgium and it looks pretty serious.
Pukkelpop is a big festival, currently over 180.000 people are attending it.

Suddenly a big 10 minutes storm came over the festival site and completely tore it apart.
Several tents and stages have collapsed causing lots of injuries and so far one confirmed death.

They were hit by surprise, before the storm people were still walking around in bikini's.

HASSELT, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- At least one person was killed on early Thursday evening when a severe storm collapsed large tents at the Pukkelpop festival near Hasselt in Belgium, local media reported.

Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds hit the region at around 6.15 p.m. local time, collapsing a number of tent structures. Several large trees were also uprooted, causing further damage.

De Standaard newspaper and other Belgian media initially reported that at least six people were killed, but De Standaard later revised the number down to one. It said an unknown number of people were injured. All events at the festivals have been canceled.

Pukkelpop is an annual music festival which takes place in the village of Kiewit, about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of Hasselt. It is the country's second largest music festival with more than 180,000 visitors.
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Carbon
18-08-11, 18:53
OMG! That's horrible!. Shame that poor person died :(.

badboy70
18-08-11, 18:59
Currently 2 deaths and over 40 injured.
A special news bulletin will start in a couple of minutes.

Update:
3 Deaths
12 Severely injured
Over 40 injured

Cochrane
18-08-11, 19:10
First in the US a few days ago, now thatů I think I'll better not go to any concerts that aren't in fixed halls for the next few months.

Zelda master
18-08-11, 19:17
Again a party gone wrong thanks to a storm...

the ancient
18-08-11, 19:43
just heart from my friends ,who are there , they are allright. god I was scared. Allready 3 death so awfull.

just*raidin*tomb
18-08-11, 20:20
Wait this is a different one?

What the actual **** :eek:

AmericanAssassin
18-08-11, 20:24
I think I'll better not go to any concerts that aren't in fixed halls for the next few months.
This...Except for ever! Never ever! :eek:

badboy70
18-08-11, 20:25
Yes.
Appareantly it was a rampage.
There were poles flying everywhere.
People on television and radio told how they saw people getting hit by poles.

Apathetic
18-08-11, 20:28
^ Final Destination 6..

badboy70
18-08-11, 20:31
^ Final Destination 6..It kinda sounds like that indeed sadly enough.

Rai
18-08-11, 21:31
*note to self, don't go to any festivals*

That's terrible. Those poor people :(. RIP tot hose who died and I hope those who are injured, may they make full recoveries.

badboy70
19-08-11, 09:27
Update:
5 Deaths
3 Fighting for their lives in hospital
180 Injured

the ancient
19-08-11, 16:10
Update:
5 Deaths
3 Fighting for their lives in hospital
180 Injured

It's awfull, 3 of the death people are from the town I go out and to school all the time. I even know the brother of one of the victims
R.I.P :(

badboy70
19-08-11, 16:12
Indeed, RIP :(

I wonder if there'll be another Pukkelpop.
Last year the suicide of the singer of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, and now this :(

the ancient
19-08-11, 16:14
Indeed, RIP :(

I wonder if there'll be another Pukkelpop.
Last year the suicide of the singer of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, and now this :(

I hope there will be!
This isn't the fault of Pukkelpop or Chokri (the man in charge) it's due the bad weather from last night.

peeves
19-08-11, 16:14
That's horrible. I never been to a festival that had one like that. :yik: :eek:

badboy70
19-08-11, 16:22
I hope there will be!
This isn't the fault of Pukkelpop or Chokri (the man in charge) it's due the bad weather from last night.
Yeah, they really did everything they can and noone can blame the organizers, it was impossible to know this would happen at that place.
They predicted bad weather, but nobody knew it was going to be this awful.

Look at this video
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It gets bad from 1:17.
At 2:00 you can see the whole tent collapsed and people coming out of the collapsing tent.
It's so horrible.

The problem was, people were running into tents to escape from the hail, while others were trying to get out of the tent because it was tearing apart. This caused chaos and people get pushed over and stepped on.

Let's hope something like this never happens again.

Ora Dagger
19-08-11, 16:48
another storm?:confused:

klona
19-08-11, 17:48
^ Final Destination 6..

Final Destination 6 in real life? Dx
The Asian girl was impaled by a pole in Final Destination 3.