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UPDATE: More than 75 injured at London theater collapse

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LONDON (AP) -- Authorities say more than 75 people were hurt --seven of them seriously -- when a ceiling partially collapsed on a packed audience a London theater.

The collapse at the century-old Apollo Theatre took place during a performance on Thursday night.

The London Fire Brigade says more than 700 people were in the theater at the time.

No word on what may have caused the collapse.

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LONDON (AP) -- London authorities say between 20 and 40 people have been injured at a theater which partially collapsed during a packed performance of a show during the height of the Christmas season.

The London fire department says all casualties who were trapped in the Apollo Theatre have been freed.

It wasn't immediately clear if the roof, ceiling or balcony collapsed at the theater during a performance of "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime" on Thursday evening.

The fire department believes around 700 people were in the theater at the time.

It added that special search and rescue teams remain on the scene, along with ambulances and police.

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LONDON (AP) -- London police say there are "a number" of casualties following the apparent collapse of a theater's roof.

Police said officers were called at around 2015 GMT (3:15 p.m. EST) to reports of a ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue in central London.

It said police "are aware of a number of casualties" but had no further details.

London's fire department said eight engines are on the scene in the SoHo neighborhood.

The Apollo Theatre is currently showing "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime."

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