LONDON – The rooftop of the famous Apollo Theater in London collapsed in the midst of an ongoing performance. At least 65 people are injured; five of them are critical.
Rescue teams are busy pulling people from the debris after a portion of the roof collapsed at the Apollo Theater in West End London during the performance of ‘Curious Incident of Dog in Night-time’. The incident occurred around 8:15 PM local time at the Shaftesbury Avenue.
According to eyewitnesses, a section of the balcony began to crack half-way through the show. At first the guests thought that the sound was part of the performance until a portion of the building collapsed.
A 29 year old who attended the show said: “The cracking began during a scene that takes place in the ocean. But the noise got louder and suddenly a section of the roof collapsed. There was dust everywhere, everyone was in panic. We got out pretty fast.”
A spectator sitting in a isle chair said that the balcony tore loose from the wall and dragged the roof with it.
Martin Bostock tells Sky News: “I was sitting with my family in the lower isle chairs. It was terrible. I think the balcony broke loose first. At first we thought it was part of the show. Then I got struck on the head. There was total chaos. We made it out with cuts and bruises.”
Some visitors managed to leave the theater and were crying or coughing from the dust they inhaled. Others were desperate to get hold of family members while others still were trapped beneath the rubble and couldn’t escape.
Eight fire engines also arrived at the theater and firemen began to help those trapped in the debris.
No word yet on what caused the roof top to collapse at the Apollo Theater in London.
Related posts● Building Collapses Killing 3 Students
● Building Collapses Downtown Philadelphia People Trapped
● Vibrating Generators Caused Bangladesh Building To Collapse
|« President Of Tajikistan Drives Around In Stolen Limos||Almost All US Chicken Meat Is Contaminated »|
Other Top Searches:
- Apollo Theater London - balcony collapses - building accident - building collapses - Curious Incident of Dog in Night-time - rooftop collapses - trapped show goers - trapped visitors - wall crumbles