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Sunday 13 July 2014

Scores injured as roof collapses during show at London's Apollo Theatre

A woman stands bandaged and wearing a blanket  given by emergency services  following an incident at the Apollo Theatre, in London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, during a performance at the height of the Christmas season, with police saying there were "a number" of casualties. It wasn't immediately clear if the roof, ceiling or balcony had collapsed  during a performance. Police said they "are aware of a number of casualties," but had no further details. (AP Photo by Joel Ryan, Invision)
A woman stands bandaged and wearing a blanket given by emergency services following an incident at the Apollo Theatre, in London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, during a performance at the height of the Christmas season, with police saying there were "a number" of casualties. It wasn't immediately clear if the roof, ceiling or balcony had collapsed during a performance. Police said they "are aware of a number of casualties," but had no further details. (AP Photo by Joel Ryan, Invision)

Incident occurs an hour after London is hit by heavy thunderstorm.

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