Ambulance commander: People were lying on the floor

Audience member were lying on the floor of the Apollo Theatre when the London Ambulance crew arrived.

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Incident commander Maria Smith:“When I arrived it was dark & extremely dusty - people were lying on the floor of the theatre" (1of2) #Apollo

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“We very quickly set up a casualty clearing area in the foyer of the theatre - the walking wounded were assessed & treated there." (2of2)

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