Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse

December 19
7:29 PM 2013

Seven people have been seriously injured after a ceiling collapsed at the Apollo Theatre tonight. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is currently playing at the venue, and was mid-performance when the incident occurred. The London Ambulance Service said that they had treated 81 walking wounded at the scene, many with head injuries, as well as seven more seriously hurt. However, none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. Scroll down for photos of emergency crews outside the theatre!

London buses were used to transport those requiring further treatment to hospitals. Emergency services are now working with Westminster City Council and engineers to ensure the structural integrity of the building.

Kingsland fire station manager Nick Harding said in a statement: "A section of the theatre's ceiling collapsed onto the audience who were watching the show. The ceiling took parts of the balconies down with it. Specialist urban search and rescue crews were also called to the scene to make sure no one was trapped. Fortunately all those who were trapped have been rescued and treated for injuries or taken to hospital."

Click HERE to read BroadwayWorld's full report on the ceiling collapse, and check back for updates as we learn more.

Photo Credit: REX USA/London News Pictures/Rex

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
Emergency services attend the scene of a balcony collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.



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