Families of stage collapse victims receive funds

September 23, 2011 2:07:19 PM PDT
The families of the seven people killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse will each receive $35,000.

The money comes from a relief fund that collected donations for the victims. The Indiana State Fair Commission approved a distribution formula Friday.

It will allocate smaller amounts to the more than 40 people injured in the accident in August.

The relief fund is separate from the $5 million the state said it will pay toward legal claims from the collapse victims.