Emergency services look at the roof of the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue after part of the ceiling collapsed in central London yesterday
LONDON: The ceiling of a top London theatre collapsed on the audience during a performance yesterday, leaving terrified theatregoers covered in blood and dust and causing at least 65 casualties, emergency services and witnesses said.
The incident happened at the Apollo Theatre during the West End show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and comes during the week before Christmas when London’s theatres are traditionally busy.
Hundreds of emergency workers rushed to the scene after the collapse but firefighters said all those trapped had been freed. Five people were seriously injured and taken to hospital. AFP