Backstreet Boys fans injured in storm at Oklahoma concert | Inquirer Entertainment

Backstreet Boys fans injured in storm at Oklahoma concert

/ 05:18 PM August 19, 2018
Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean

In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File

THACKERSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys was set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed.

WinStar World Casino and Resort said in a statement posted on Twitter Saturday that the resort began an evacuation at about 5 p.m. when lightning was within four miles of the casino.


The company says about 150 patrons did not evacuate and when the storm hit with 70-80 mph (113-128 kph) winds, it knocked over trusses and the entrance collapsed on them. Of the 14 people taken to a hospital, two have been released.

WinStar later said the concert was postponed to a later date. Band member Kevin Richardson tweeted that the concert had been sold out with about 12,000 fans. NVG



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