More than 80 injured after theatre collapses

By Ryan Hooper

Published: 20/12/2013

More than 80 people have been injured, seven seriously, after a theatre ceiling collapsed on top of them.

Eyewitnesses described “chaos and panic” as parts of the Apollo theatre in London’s west end “began to crumble down” around them.

Many are described as “walking wounded” after masonry and plaster from the Grade II-listed theatre plummeted into the stalls below, dragging a section of the balcony with it, striking members of the packed audience and filling the theatre with clouds of thick dust.

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