100 Injured, 1 Dead After High Winds and Storms Demolish Beer Tent in St. Louis After Cards Game (Video)
100 people were injured today and one person died as high winds hit a beer tent in St. Louis after the Cardinals game.
One person was killed Saturday afternoon when a tent at Kilroy’s Bar collapsed in downtown St. Louis. Severe weather and high winds caused the damage.
Along with the one person killed, five people are in critical condition. The St. Louis Fire Department transported 17 others to the hospital. A total of 100 people received medical treatment due to injuries from the tent collapse.
Tornado warnings went off in the city tonight around 6 PM. A hail storm went through the city at the same time.
KMOV has more on the tragedy.
Witnesses say more than two-hundred people, many who had attended the Cardinals baseball game at the nearby Busch Stadium, were packed into the large tent at Kilroy’s Sports Bar listening to music when the winds hit.
One witness told News 4 that the music in the tent was so loud that no one heard the storm coming. When the tent ripped from its moorings tent poles were sent flying wildly through the crowd hitting many people in the head.
One person was killed, five others critically injured, 17 people rushed to the hospital and another 100 men and women were treated for minor injuries.
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