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Police helicopter crashes into crowded pub in Scotland killing 8

Police helicopter crashes into crowded pub in Scotland

A police helicopter has crashed into the roof of a crowded pub in Glasgow Scotland killing 8 on Friday night. There are reports of multiple injuries.

Jim Murphy, the shadow international development secretary, told BBC that a “pile of people” were clambering out of the Clutha Bar on the banks of the River Clyde. About 40 fire brigades were present at the scene, he added.

Emergency services could not immediately confirm any injuries. But local journalist Rebecca Gray reported that there were around 100 people inside the Clutha Bar at the moment of the accident.

“Rescue efforts in full operation,” Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said on Twitter. “Given an incident of this scale we must all prepare ourselves for the likelihood of fatalities.”

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