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Floor Collapses At Starfield Show, Over 40 Injured

NEWS SOURCE: JFH / Starfield, a report
April 23, 2008

Starfield One of JFH's own staff reported in today about a terrible accident that happened last night at a Starfield concert in Abbotsford, B.C, Canada. JFH's Karen M, moderator of our forums wrote in about how her son Michael experienced the disaster first hand when the floor of the church showcasing the Starfield show (with Bethany Dillon and Shane and Shane) collapsed into the basement. Here's Michael's own account of the tragedy...

"There was an area in front of the stage where kids were jumping and dancing. The lights on the stage started swaying and then they fell toward the audience. The floor collapsed and sank and we fell into the basement below. I landed sort of weird and I hurt my knee and hip. Once I realized I was alive and pretty much OK, I knew I had to help, so I asked what I could do. Me and another guy were lifting pews off people. There were people with blood running down their faces and they were moaning and holding their head. Because the water manes broke, water was gushing everywhere and it looked just like a scene from a movie. It was completely surreal."

Karen also pointed us to this link from CBC News that reported on the accident. Starfield made this announcement today in response to what happened...

"As you may have heard by now, there was a serious accident at our concert last night, and many young people were injured. At this moment, we are consumed with concern and compassion for those who were injured, especially for those who were described to be in serious condition. Our hearts are with them. We ask that you join us in prayer for them. As a less important side note, none of the members of our tour were injured in the accident. The band would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of encouragement and support that we are receiving."

For a couple photos from the accident, view the CBC article. Please keep all those affected by this in your special prayers.

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