Roof Collapses On Audience Members Inside London’s Apollo Theater

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Just under an hour ago, the roof collapsed during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Apollo Theater in London’s West End.  Witnesses told the Evening Standard that people were being escorted out of the building, covered in dust and debris.

Over 700 people were inside the theater, which opened its doors in 1901.  Audience member Martin Bostock told the paper what he saw.

“I was in the lower stalls with my family in the early stages of the show,” Bostock said.  “It was just terrifying and awful. I think the front part of the balcony fell down. At first we thought it was part of the show. Then I got hit on the head.

“It was complete chaos in the theatre. Absolutely terrifying and awful. We got out with cuts and bruises. I think most people did.”

As of press time, more than 80 people have been injured.  A Metropolitan police spokesperson said there have been “multiple casualties.”