LONDON, Dec 19 (Xinhua) -- Five people were seriously injured and some 40 were walking wounded as roof of the Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show Thursday evening, local media reported.
The Met Police said more than 40 walking wounded were being treated at another nearby theater, while a London bus was used to transport other injured people to hospital. London Fire Brigade said all those trapped in side the building had been freed, according to BBC.
The incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. (GMT 1930). There were reportedly "around 700 people" watching the performance in the theater,which is built more than 100 years ago.
Fire crews and ambulances were at the scene as a rescue opearation was under way.