Theatre-goer Chris Edwards shows a piece of fallen plaster
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Apollo roof collapse: 'Falling plaster hit my son'

Investigators are trying to establish what caused the ceiling of a London theatre to collapse injuring more than 70 people, seven of them seriously.

A large section of ornate plasterwork at the Apollo, in the West End, fell onto the audience during a production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

Some reports suggest water had begun dripping through cracks in the ceiling before it came down.

Chris Edwards was with his family in the theatre when the ceiling collapsed.

His youngest son was hospitalised with a broken collarbone and suspected spinal injuries.

  • 20 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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