14 Backstreet Boys fans injured and hospitalised after a storm knocked over scaffolding at a concert 3 years ago

14 Backstreet Boys fans injured and hospitalised after a storm knocked over scaffolding at a concert

The band have released a statement.

At least 14 people were injured and hospitalised after a storm knocked over some scaffolding that was at the entrance for an outdoor concert in Oklahoma where the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees were set to play.

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A spokesperson for WinStar World Casino has said that the venue staff had begun evacuating fans after lightning was spotted but about 150 people in line "did not heed staff's warnings."

The statement adds: "the storm hit and knocked over the concert trusses with 70-80mile an hour winds and heavy rain. 14 people were treated at the scene and then transported to local hospitals. Two have already been released."

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Since the incident occurred, the band have released the following statement. "We never want to put our fans in harm's way and with tonight’s weather and the injuries from earlier, we have decided to cancel the show and will attempt to reschedule. The most important thing is for everyone to get home safely and we will see you all very soon!"

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