Hoosiers sat transfixed, listening and watching while news unfolded from the deadly tragedy at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Saturday night.

By now, the story is well known. At least five people died when a strong wind toppled the stage just before a scheduled concert. Dozens were injured.

In today's social media world, images of the canopy ripping off the top of the structure and billowing wildly right before the scaffolding began leaning and then falling have been shown over and over.

It's horrific to watch time and again as excited front-row concert goers are turned into panicked people literally scrambling for their lives.

Some of those who did not survive had no clue when they arrived at the Fairgrounds that day of what was to happen. It was just supposed to be a great day at the Fair capped off with a wonderful concert.

It goes to show how unpredictable life can be. How short it can be.

Of all the images we have been flooded with in the last 48 hours, what sticks out the most perhaps are the images showing dozens of ordinary citizens with their hands and arms outstretched as they lift the scaffolding off of victims. With little regard for their own safety, many in the crowd ran toward the stage instead of away. They ran to help.

It's what Hoosiers do.

Saturday's tragic accident wasn't the first or even the worst to occur at our Indiana State Fairgrounds. Nothing really compares to that dark day in October of 1963 when more than 70 people were killed and hundreds injured during a propane gas explosion during an ice skating show in the Coliseum, just across the street from Saturday's nightmare. It may not have been the first or the worst. But as we keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers, let's also pray that it will be the last.