Investigation Launched Into Apollo Theatre Roof Collapse

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of part of the ceiling at London's Apollo Theatre.

76 people have been left injured, seven of them seriously, when a large section of ornate plasterwork fell on top of the audience during a production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time on Thursday night.

According to reports, water dripped through cracks in the ceiling of the 100-year-old, Grade II-listed building, and a loud cracking noise was heard moments before the collapse.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain was reported across London on Thursday evening. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.


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