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Welcome back everyone the Indiana state fair set to hold a public memorial service to honor the five people killed in Saturday's tragic stage collapsed before reopening this morning.
This -- continue to investigate whether the accident could have been prevented.
Joining -- now -- the latest is Indiana governor Mitch Daniels this morning to you governor.
I -- and I know that this has been really tough weekend for you and you're trying to get back.
How of this tragic event happened I thought you at a press conference where you -- Just heartbroken at the fact that five people lost their lives.
Yes of course all -- feel that waited day and we we're not unfamiliar.
With whether -- and and how cruel mother nature can be.
State fair honors agriculture you don't have to tell farmer about how sudden and often damaging the weather in Indiana can be that this was of course especially tragic end and will level never forget it.
I know that -- said that you considered a fluke this wind gusts.
That came up and took that whole stage down in just a matter of seconds obviously -- an investigation -- -- correct.
Sure those are all appropriate questions that every time we have a natural disaster here any -- we asked questions like that try to learn.
Maybe improve in the future of it.
I am haunted by how.
-- it did seem to be just behind me.
This -- couple hundred yards for instance Gretchen from that stage that -- Ferris wheels a whole midway was operating.
No damage of any kind.
Somehow this this wind which was fifteen minutes ahead of the storm.
Was channeled or otherwise concentrated that just the wrong place -- just the wrong time and that's that makes it seems so incredibly cruel.
-- I know that some earlier reports that you're actually there at the concert but in fact it was your wife.
And daughter and I know you with the first person you heard from to find out about this was your wife right.
That's right as I -- that cherry who'd been in the grandstand that would have moved.
Moved to one of them -- buildings that have been opened for people -- evacuate to him and call me right away.
Our daughter was actually down in the very near the stage and fortunately.
Shaken up but not heard and we're grateful for that that.
The we can't we can't.
Get the folks that were heard out of our mind of course.
Then there will be a ceremony 9 AM Indiana time this morning to honor them and of course the -- will reopen but you have told me that there will be no more concerts or races that throughout.
Adoration of the state fair -- governor our best.
Well -- probably go ahead.
I did was say one other thing for those who didn't see at the most stunning memory will all have of this event was the hundreds of average citizens I mean some heads and training.
Nurses and so what that most did not who -- not away from the trouble but to the trouble.
There have been greater injuries.
If it's not -- -- night I am just so proud to be the employee.
People like that right seems to be the American spirit as we move closer to the tenth anniversary of September 11 and twelfth we're all thinking about both of those things that governor Mitch Daniels thanks so much -- time when.
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