Tent at Backstreet Boys Concert Collapses, Injuring Multiple Fans

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Kevin Richardson, a member of the Backstreet Boys who were slated to play Saturday night at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. tweeted around 6:30 that a tent collapsed and some people seeking shelter there were injured.

WinStar World Casino and Resort said in a statement posted on Twitter that the resort began an evacuation when lightning was within four miles of the casino in the U.S. state.

"At approximately 5:30pm, the storm hit and knocked over the concert entrance trusses with 70-80 mile an hour winds and heavy rain", Winstar spokeswoman Kym Koch Thompson said in the statement. Two had been released, the resort officials said.

"Hundreds of Backstreet Boys fans playing chicken with an Oklahoma storm right now". A handful of people left in ambulances'.

Additionally, a temporary structure was knocked down, injuring a number of fans prior to the show. The incident led to at least 14 people being injured, the casino said.

The Backstreet Boys were forced to call off a show in Oklahoma on Saturday after a sudden storm blew through the area and injured 14 fans waiting in line outside the venue.

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"Hey folks! Severe weather, high winds and rain just passed thru here in Thackerville, OK", Richardson tweeted.

"Update. unfortunately, due to damage sustained in the storm earlier this evening, we are unable to perform the show tonight. Status of show TBD".

He has told them to hang on to their tickets because the band will be back.

The Backstreet Boys are pictured above in July.

Their statement read: 'We never want to put our fans in harm's way and with tonight's weather and the injuries from earlier, we have made a decision to cancel the show and will attempt to reschedule.

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