London theatre collapses, inuring dozens watching play

LONDON (AP) - Dozens of people were injured in crowded London theatre when its roof collapsed on to the audience.

The BBC reports some 80 people are injured and at least four of them seriously when the roof collapsed at the Apollo Theatre.

Theatre-goers say they heard a crackling noise before the collapse, according to the BBC.

People were seen outside covered in dust and debris.

The London fire department says all casualties who were trapped in the Apollo Theatre have been freed.

The incident happened at the theater during a performance of "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime" on Thursday evening.

The fire department believes around 700 people were in the theater at the time.

It added that special search and rescue teams remain on the scene, along with ambulances and police.

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