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Belgian media say that at least two people were killed dozens of others injured after a storm hit an open air music festival.

Video from the site showed stage equipment dangling in high winds as rain-soaked concertgoers at the Pukkelpop festival ran for cover Thursday near the town of Hasselt, about 80 kilometres east of Brussels.

Local media had originally reported that four people were dead. But the mayor of Hasselt said two were dead and 40 injured.

Le Soir newspaper quoted a witness saying that the sky got dark, winds picked up violently as hailstones pelted those gathered.

The festival's website lists a number of stages where concerts and performances were to be held during the three day event, which started on Thursday.

Reports say some 60,000 people are attending the event.


Video of the storm:


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Really weird, at the moment I am just a few miles away, nothing was going on her. Ofcourse we had rain and thunder, but not like at pukkelpop. It was very very local. How strange. Sad thing, pukkelpop is always a very nice and well organized festival.

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