Author Mark Haddon 'horrified' by theatre collapse

Mark Haddon, the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has said he is "hugely relieved" that no-one was killed this tonight's collapse:

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It's been horrifying sitting here watching what has been happening at the apollo this evening. I'm hugely relieved that no-one has died...

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... & i hope that those who were seriously injured are OK. I'm sorry, too, that so many people went through such a terrifying experience.

The stage adaptation of his book was being performed when the ceiling fell in.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber called for theatre to be demolished

The Apollo Theatre's previous owner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, warned that the building was in a "shocking" state 10 years ago and recommended that it should be demolished. The ceiling collapsed on Thursday night, injuring 79 people, nine seriously.