Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

The roof of an Illinois live performance venue collapsed in a heavy storm final evening (March 31), killing an attendee of a metallic present that was resulting from be headlined by Morbid Angel, The New York Instances stories. Firefighters arrived at Belvidere’s Apollo Theater round 7:30 p.m., scrambling by means of the wreckage to save lots of the handfuls harm when the roof caved in after an early set by Brazilian loss of life metallic band Crypta. There have been 260 folks within the venue on the time of the collapse, 28 of whom have been hospitalized, 5 with important accidents. 

The venue’s entrance awning additionally collapsed, and {an electrical} fireplace had damaged out behind the venue. Emergency staff additionally responded to gasoline leaks and an elevator rescue within the space at across the similar time, The Instances stories. Deadly storms swept the Midwest and South all through the evening, with giant swaths of the areas on twister watch. It isn’t but clear whether or not the Apollo was struck by a twister or a extreme storm, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service. Not one of the bands on the invoice have reported accidents inside their ranks. 

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