Stage collapse at St. Croix carnival

Carnival turning into chaos as one of the stages collapses.

It happened late morning during J’ouvert.

Many were crowding for cover when the rain came through, but the stage couldn’t hold the weight and gave in.

Police and emergency workers were immediately called to the scene.

According to Virgin Islands Police Department Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, 5 people were injured and one taken to the hospital for treatment. The other 4 individuals did not file any reports with the VIPD.