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London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed
Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP

Posted on 12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST by MWestMom

Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: apollo; apollotheatre; balcony; collapse; collapsed; london; theater; theatre; theatrecollapsed

1 posted on 12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST by MWestMom
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To: MWestMom

...latest has a section of the ceiling. Theater was opened in 1901 and take into account some construction going on next door...(vibrations)


2 posted on 12/19/2013 1:15:04 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MWestMom

dang ... prayers up.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 1:16:00 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MWestMom

Anybody hear someone scream “Allah Akbar” before the collapse?


4 posted on 12/19/2013 1:17:20 PM PST by moovova
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To: MWestMom

The curious incident of the collapsing of the London Theater Balcony during the incident of the dog in the nighttime.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 1:18:06 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: MWestMom

The curious incident of the collapsing of the London Theater Balcony during the incident of the dog in the nighttime.


6 posted on 12/19/2013 1:18:06 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: MWestMom

Built in London in 1901, claimed to be a very steep balcony.

The balcony of part of the roof collapsed. Perhaps caused by heavy rain.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 1:19:28 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: MWestMom

“Chris Christie, please don’t sit up there” was heard shortly before the collapse.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 1:20:58 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: MWestMom

Prayers up for those involved and for those who are on the scene to assist. Apparently it was a children’s show and the theater was packed.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 1:21:24 PM PST by MWestMom (We are not designed to sacrifice for the state, we were designed to sacrifice for each other.)
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To: MWestMom; DannyTN
The phrase, "the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime," is from Arthur Conan-Doyle's story, Silver Blaze, in which Sherlock Holmes says that to a Scotland Yard Detective.
10 posted on 12/19/2013 1:21:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: MWestMom

Prayers up!


11 posted on 12/19/2013 1:25:06 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: nickcarraway

Too British. A bit more PC there, what?

God Bless those suffered and suffering....


12 posted on 12/19/2013 1:25:09 PM PST by onedoug
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To: MWestMom

On Jan 28th 1922 the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington DC collapsed and killed 98 people. A snowstorm caused that collapse.

Hopefully injuries in this theater will be light, We will have to wait and see.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 1:25:56 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: nickcarraway

Show is probably based on the book about the asperger kid.

Prayers for everyone there.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 1:27:52 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for the safety of all in attendance, and those responding.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 1:28:52 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: MWestMom

Live Stream here

http://www.wjhl.com/Story/24265413/london-theater-balcony-believed-to-have-collapsed-casualties-reported?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer72768&utm_medium=facebook


16 posted on 12/19/2013 1:30:28 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Venturer

So far, it seems like they have about 30 injured. I don’t believe there have been any deaths so far.

One of the reports said that the entire central dome collapsed.


17 posted on 12/19/2013 1:31:48 PM PST by livius
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To: MWestMom

Oh no.


18 posted on 12/19/2013 1:32:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MWestMom

19 posted on 12/19/2013 1:32:30 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Tsk, tsk, I knew somebody would blame fat people. I didn’t think it would be a Freeper.


20 posted on 12/19/2013 1:32:34 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Gettin Betta

I saw a play there a few years back. Scary.

Prayers up.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 1:36:32 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: MWestMom

the story about the dog that for some strange reason didn’t bark one night ???

Sherlock Holmes or something similar..


22 posted on 12/19/2013 1:37:04 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Gettin Betta

From live stream - built in 1901 refurbished in 1932.

That pic makes one think that if that whole balcony fell, there will be fatalities. Lord have mercy.


23 posted on 12/19/2013 1:37:16 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MWestMom

BBC: “Five people have been seriously injured”


24 posted on 12/19/2013 1:38:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

2 meter x 2 meter section fell. So maybe not the whole thing.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 1:39:27 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

That sounds a bit better don-o but is still worrisome.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 1:45:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: don-o

My fear is the resulting panic.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 1:46:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Gettin Betta

Beautiful theater.

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28 posted on 12/19/2013 1:49:04 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
I always wonder why the British eschew the definite article. It's "taken to hospital" not "taken to the hospital."
29 posted on 12/19/2013 1:52:49 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: DannyTN

The curious reporting of the curious incident of the collapsing of the London Theater Balcony during the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 1:56:35 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MWestMom
Apparently it was a children’s show

Aw hell. :/

31 posted on 12/19/2013 1:57:06 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Live feed: Part of ceiling, not balcony, collapsed.


32 posted on 12/19/2013 2:02:02 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MWestMom

A few years ago we saw “We Will Rock You” at one of the main West End theaters....but I don’t think it was the Apollo.But if the Apollo is as old and “worn” as our theater appeared to be a collapse doesn’t surprise me.But then I’m no structural engineer.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 2:06:02 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: don-o

Perhaps they have more than one.


34 posted on 12/19/2013 3:05:53 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: dfwgator

Seven now.


35 posted on 12/19/2013 7:09:17 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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