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London theatre balcony collapses

  • A central London theatre partially collapsed during a live performance and the police reported that there were several casualties. 

    Witnesses told the media that the theatre was packed with people, who wanted to watch the show based on the best-selling novel by author Mark Haddon. 

    One man told BBC that he thought it was part of the show until he was hit on the head. "Within an instant, the entire roof caved in," another witness said. 

    The city was hit by a thunderstorm the same day but it wasn't clear if that was related to the partial collapse. 

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