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UPDATE: Several Casualties in Apollo Theatre Collapse

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UPDATE

A rescue operation is underway in London after a section of a balcony in the Apollo Theatre collapsed during a performance.

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that all casualties who had been trapped under the debris were freed. They added they believed a ceiling had collapsed. Police were called to the scene at 8:15 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. central).

"We are aware of a number of casualties but we have no further detail at this early stage," Metropolitan Police said in a statement at the time. 

The theater on Shaftesbury Avenue in central London was packed for a performance of "The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Nighttime." The fire brigade said they believed around 700 people were inside the theater during the performance. 

ORIGINAL STORY

A rescue operation is under way after part the Apollo Theatre in central London appears to have collapsed during a performance on Thursday. Some reports indicate a ceiling collapsed, but witnesses say it may have been a balcony.

Witnesses told Britain's Press Association that several people are trapped inside. CNN is reporting there are "a number of casualties" following reports of a the collapse.

Stick with Valley News Live for updates on this developing story.

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