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Helicopter Crashes into Roof of Glasgow Pub
LONDON (AP) -- A helicopter crashed late Friday night into the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, Scotland, leaving the building littered with debris and emergency crews scrambling to the scene.
Local police could not immediately comment, but photos taken at the scene showed a helicopter smashed into the roof of The Clutha pub. Emergency workers can be seen near the pub's door.
There were reports that people may have been trapped inside, but they could not be immediately confirmed.
Scotland's Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter it was on the scene of the helicopter crash but would not comment further "as very busy."
Gordon Smart, editor of the Scottish edition of the Sun newspaper, told Sky News he believed it was a police helicopter.
"There was no fire ball and I did not hear an explosion," he said. "It fell like a stone. The engine seemed to be spluttering."
Labour party spokesman Jim Murphy told the BBC that "it's a horrible, horrible scene."
"I saw a pile of people clambering out of the pub in the dust. No smoke, no fire, just a huge amount of dust," he said.
Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "My thoughts are with everyone affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow and the emergency services working tonight."
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