Backstreet Boys cancel concert after storm injures 14 fans waiting outside

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Fourteen people were injured Saturday while waiting for a Backstreet Boys concert at WinStar World Casino after a strong storm knocked over trusses at the entrance, casino officials say.

The venue hosting the concert, WinStar World Casino and Resort, said in a statement that it had asked its patrons to seek shelter from the storm at about 1700 local time (2200 GMT) on Saturday after lightning was spotted within four miles of the site.

The incident happened about 5:30 p.m., when a storm bringing heavy winds and rain knocked over the entrance trusses at the outdoor venue at the casino, which is in Thackerville, about an hour north of Dallas.

Of the 14 people taken to a hospital, two have been released.

Linda Tesfatsion was waiting for the concert to start at the venue in Thackerville when the storm went through, she said. Member of the Backstreet Boys, Kevin Richardson, posted a tweet regarding the accident.

Linda Tesfatsion wrote: 'Hundreds of Backstreet Boys fans playing chicken with an Oklahoma storm right now.

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Thompson said Love County emergency responders, Lighthorse Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are already on the scene. The Backstreet Boys did confirm that the concert was canceled via Twitter.

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

Carter echoed the "safety first" sentiment earlier, as well.

Another fan at the scene tweeted that officials had to use a forklift to remove a metal sign that fell onto people.

The band's official Twitter also posted: '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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