Man killed as tent collapses in storm at Chicago’s Prairie Fest

One man has died and over a dozen people were injured at Chicago’s Prairie Fest on Sunday when a storm caused a tent to lift from its moorings and slam down into the crowd sheltering beneath it.

Prairie Fest, Chicago.

Prairie Fest, Chicago. Image by The Travelista / CC BY 2.0

Over fifteen people were transported to hospital after the incident which happened in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale. Storms also caused the popular Lollapalooza festival to shut down briefly on Sunday. Read more:

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