76 injured as London theatre's ceiling collapses

Published: Dec 20, 2013, 09:56 IST | IANS |

As many as 76 people wee injured, seven of the seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police said.

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


An injured woman is taken towards a waiting ambulance on a stretcher following a ceiling collapse at a theatre in Central London onDecember 19, 2013. Pic: AFP 

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

The Apollo's owner described it as a "shocking and upsetting" incident and an investigation was underway.

A total of 51 people were taken to hospital but there were no life-threatening injuries.

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Baba Siddique's Son Pitted Against Sena Veteran In Bandra East

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK