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London's Apollo Theatre's roof collapses
« on: December 19, 2013, 05:18:47 PM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25458009

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Some 88 people are injured, at least seven seriously, after part of a roof in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police have said.

The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of the Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.

An eyewitness heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT. Theatre-goers left covered in debris.

London Ambulance said there were 81 walking wounded but all those who were trapped are said to have been freed.

London Fire Brigade said eight fire engines were attending, and police are also at the scene in London's busy West End theatre district.

The ornate plasterwork ceiling collapsed and brought part of the lighting rig down, it added.

A spokesman said the theatre was almost full with 720 people watching the performance.

The Met Police said more than 40 walking wounded were being treated at the nearby Gielgud Theatre, while a London bus used to transport others injured to hospital.

There were no reports of fatalities.


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