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Safety questions linger after collapse of stage at Indiana State Fair kills 5, injures dozens
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ' Safety questions linger about the deadly collapse of a concert stage at the Indiana State Fair.
The Indiana State Fair reopened Monday with a memorial service to honor the victims of the collapse, which killed five people.
State fair officials have not said whether the stage and rigging were inspected before Saturday's show. Fair spokesman Andy Klotz said initially that the state fire marshal's office was responsible for inspections, but he backtracked Monday, saying he wasn't sure whose job it is.
Saturday night's accident happened when a wind gust estimated at 60 to 70 mph toppled the roof and the metal scaffolding holding lights and other equipment. The stage collapsed onto a crowd of concert-goers awaiting a show by the country group Sugarland.