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At least one person is dead and 28 injured after the roof of the Apollo Theater in Illinois collapsed during a concert on Tuesday night.
According to the local fire department, the roof of the theater collapsed around 8:30pm, trapping dozens of people beneath the rubble. Emergency crews responded to the scene and were able to rescue 28 people, but one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the collapse is still under investigation, but authorities believe that the heavy rain and wind in the area may have been a contributing factor.
The injured were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The Apollo Theater, which is located in the city of Chicago, was hosting a concert at the time of the collapse. The identities of those killed or injured have not been released at this time.
The concert was part of a series of events planned for the theater’s upcoming 75th anniversary. It is not yet known if the events will be cancelled or postponed.
The Apollo Theater is a popular live music venue and is well known for its long history of hosting musical acts. The theater has been a major part of the city’s music scene for decades.
The city is mourning the tragedy and has expressed its condolences to the victims and their families. The city is also offering assistance to those affected by the collapse.