August 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Updated: August 20, 2018 11:12 am

14 people injured at Backstreet Boys concert after structure collapses in Oklahoma

WATCH ABOVE: Fans were injured after severe weather caused a concrete structure to collapse on them outside WinStar World Casino and Resort in Love County, Oklahoma.


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

WinStar World Casino and Resort says 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 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.

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