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“Multiple casualties” after balcony collapse at London Apollo Theatre, rescue operation under way

“Multiple casualties” after balcony or roof collapse at London Apollo Theatre, rescue operation under way.

20 – 40 people injured.

Part of a roof in the Apollo Theatre in central London has collapsed during a performance.

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

An eyewitness said she heard “a crackling” noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT. Another eyewitness said the “entire dome roof” fell on audience members seated in the stalls.

The Metropolitan Police said they were “aware of a number of casualties”.

The Apollo was built in 1901. It is owned and operated by Nimax Theatres and has 775 seats over four levels.

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