Stage collapse at Belgium?s Pukkelpop kills two

Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival saw two of its stages collapse as a result of a sudden storm killing at least two people, BBC News has reported.

The event, attended by around 60,000 people, is one of Europe’s largest music festivals. The mayor of Hasselt, where the festival is held, has revealed that over 40 people have been injured in the tragedy.

Belgian media has reported that the freak storm caused trees to be uprooted and sent crashing into the stage.

This is the second time this week that heavy storms have caused fatalities due to stages collapsing, with the Indiana State Fair witnessing a similar tragedy, kiling five festival-goers and injuring many more.