Man Killed in a Storm

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A man died and about dozens injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm. The tent collapsed due to this storm and blew off its moorings and fell on the some of the crowd at a festival in Chicago suburb.

Deputy police chief in the suburb of Wood Dale, Mike Rivas said that three people were seriously injured. As many as 15 people were transported to the hospital.Those were slightly injured were treated on the scene and released, a Facebook post of Wood Dale police stated.

The deceased was identified as Wood Dale resident Steven Nincic, 35. The incident took place at mid-afternoon when a sudden storm brought high winds, hail and rain to the annual Prairie Fest, Rivas said. He further informed that people sought shelter under the tent and then it hit.

Craig Celia, a spokesman for Wood Dale, said that the tent was evacuated from its moorings and collapsed on some people. Wood Dale is about 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Tracy Anderson, a wife of a band member who was planning to perform there on Sunday, said that her husband witnessed the huge tent blow up in the air and land. Anderson said, “The tarp landed on several people, and rescuers started cutting holes to get them out.”

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