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London theater collapse injures 20 to 40 -- UPDATE

London authorities say between 20 and 40 people have been injured at a theater that 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. The fire department believes around 700 people were in the theater at the time.

Special search and rescue teams remain on the scene, along with ambulances and police, the fire department says.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the roof, ceiling or balcony collapsed at the Apollo Theatre during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Statue of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

It’s Colin Firth, but not as we know him. He’s 12 feet tall and made of fiberglass.

A statue of brooding Mr. Darcy, the character played by Firth in Pride and Prejudice was installed Monday in London’s Serpentine lake. (See a photo here.)

The figure shows Darcy emerging from the water in a soaked shirt, re-creating a scene from the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel.

The scene helped turn Firth into a sex symbol and is regularly voted among Britain’s most memorable TV moments.

One of the sculptors, Toby Crowther, said the work took the lake scene as a starting point but also drew on other depictions of Austen’s romantic hero.

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