A dying metallic live performance grew to become a calamity Friday night time after a vicious storm ripped by means of an Illinois auditorium, killing one particular person and injuring 28 others.
The packed present on the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, IL, kicked off about half-hour earlier than the large storm rolled into city, inflicting the roof to break down onto a number of the greater than 260 concertgoers.
Morbid Angel, Revocation, Crypta and Skeletal Stays have been all scheduled to hit the stage, however the roof got here crashing down and folks bought trapped beneath the wreckage.
Take a look at video that surfaced on-line … exhibiting the aftermath of the destruction through the mad rush to seek out victims underneath the particles.
Firefighters responded to a “mass casualty” incident round 7:30 PM.
Belvidere Hearth Chief Shawn Schadle introduced one particular person was killed and over two dozen have been injured.
5 of the surviving victims have been severely damage, 5 others suffered minor accidents, and 18 extra sustained average accidents. All 28 have been hospitalized.
Everybody who attended the efficiency was accounted for by 10:15 PM.
Morbid Angel took to Fb, saying the live performance was canceled attributable to a “Twister that hit the Venue.” The band inspired everybody to hunt shelter and to remain secure.