The ceiling of central London's historic Apollo Theatre collapsed Thursday, December 19, 2013 during a performance to a nearly packed house, injuring scores of people, seven of them seriously, officials said.
The hundreds of theatergoers who packed into Central London's historic Apollo Theatre on Thursday night were expecting to watch a mystery. But about 40 minutes into the play, shortly after 8 p.m., they got a drama instead. It was part of the century-old structure's ornate plaster ceiling, which tumbled five stories onto the theatergoers, injuring scores of them, seven seriously, officials said. An ambulance official said a total of 76 people had been injured, though many of them were treated at the scene and released.
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