Roof of Greek Cyprus's largest theatre collapses

The theatre was extensively refurbished in 2004, though concerns were expressed at the time over the structural integrity of some areas of the building.

Roof of Greek Cyprus's largest theatre collapses
The roof of Greek Cyprus's largest theatre caved in on Wednesday night while it was closed, police said on Thursday.

The Nicosia municipal theatre, with a capacity of 1,200, had been scheduled to host hundreds of schoolchildren for an end of term play on Thursday evening.

Last week the neo-classical building hosted members of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet. The theatre was extensively refurbished in 2004, though concerns were expressed at the time over the structural integrity of some areas of the building.

Reuters

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