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Apollo Theatre ceiling collapses in London

3:40 PM, Dec 19, 2013   |    comments
Emergency services attend the scene at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, central London, Dec.19, 2013. A theater in central London partially collapsed Thursday night during a performance at the height of the Christmas season, with police saying there were "a number" of casualties.(Photo: Dominic Lipinski ,AP)
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British officials say more than 80 people have been injured - seven of them seriously - by a roof collapse at a packed London theater.

London Ambulance Services says it has treated 81 "walking wounded" and seven more seriously injured patients following the collapse Thursday evening at the Apollo Theatre.

Police say they aren't aware of any fatalities "at this early stage."

The fire department said several trapped people had been rescued.

It said a section of the theater's ceiling had collapsed and took parts of its balconies down with it, sending plaster, wood and debris crashing onto the audience watching a performance of "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime."


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