Dozens hurt in London theatre roof collapse; Man charged with South Korean man's murder; Heatwave hits Sydney; Men charged with Wayne Amey murder.
VOICEOVER: This is Seven News, morning edition, with Ann Sanders.
More than 80 people have been hurt, some seriously, after the ceiling of a theatre in London's famous West End collapsed midway through a performance.
Many patrons inside the 112-year-old Apollo Theatre were trapped by fallen debris.
The audience at the Apollo Theatre was 40 minutes into the production tonight.
That was the moment when part of the soothing started to collapse.
Some inside the auditorium described it as absolutely petrifying.
were some serious injuries.
A loud bang.
Not an explosion.
The ceiling came down.
Dust, chandeliers, that came down.
Dust, chandeliers, that sort of thing.
sort It landed on five or six rows.
A couple of people were badly hurt.
We heard this kind of creaking.
A lot of screaming.
Everybody thought it was part of the shore at first then it became apparent it was not.
A massive cloud of dust and debris descended from the ceiling.
I was right next to the steward.
We were at the back.
He looked at me with panic on his face and told me to run.
Walking wounded were treated at a neighbouring theatre and nearby shops as the entire building was evacuated.
The other people being taken to the emergency services over there.
700 people were seated inside.
The building in the heart of the West End is more than 110 years old.
A South Brisbane man has been charged with murder after the body of a missing South Korean tourist was found in a shallow grave in Brisbane's south.
Min Tae Kim disappeared on Monday after going to exchange his Australian savings Kim Skubris has more.
The 28-year-old Korean has been charged with one count of murder after the body of another 28-year-old Korean, men like him, sound found nicht grave in a shallow grave in Southwest Lisbon last night.
He was reported missing on Monday afternoon.
His flatmates have told us he was enjoying a working holiday in Australia.
He appeared happy and content with play there.
He put an advertisement online seeking to exchange 15,000 a zillion dollars into Korean currency.
He was planning to return home to South Korea.
-- Australian dollars.
They say he went out to the front of the comb to meet a man who had answered the advertisement.
That was the last that they saw of him.
His relatives in South Korea are devastated by this news.
His brother is planning to travel to Brisbane.
Police have been questioning another Korean man and woman but at this stage, no other charges have been laid.
The summer heatwave gripping the southern states moves to Sydney today where temperatures are expected to top 40 degrees.
Yesterday, Adelaide hit 43.
4 degrees, making it the hottest December day in 82 years.
Amanda Bachmann has more.
Police are investigating a deliberately lit fire overnight in the south-east.
An emergency warning was issued to residents.
They are our total fire ban is across the state apart from the Metro area.
Ratings are severe and extreme.
We will be looking forward to a reprieve.
38 degrees forecast here.
Then change will come through.
The change will not soon enough.
Sydney is also feeling the heat.
Temperatures will reach 41 degrees today.
It will stay pretty warm until Tuesday.
Total fire ban is in place for the Southern, eastern and northern regions.
Across in Melbourne, temperatures have dropped significantly.
Yesterday they sweated through a 40 degrees day.
Severe fire ratings.
On a positive note, it looks like we will have seen the last of the heatwave by the time Christmas gets here.
Two men are facing court today, charged with murdering Melbourne man Wayne Amey.
John Anthony Ryan was taken into custody last night after detectives raided a Coburg home.
44-year-old Torsten Trabert was arrested earlier this week.
He was originally charged with being an accessory to murder.
The victim's former partner Robyn Lindholm is facing charges of being an accessory to murder.
Wayne Amey's body was found near the summit of Mount Korong on Wednesday.
Checking the national weather now.
A trough is triggering thundery showers over central Western Australia and South Australia.
The trough is bringing a cool change to the far south as it directs heat ahead of it.
And a broad area of low pressure is producing the odd thundery shower in the tropics and the southern Northern Territory.
Around the capitals - sunny in Brisbane.
A fine, hot day ahead for Sydney.
Fine too in Melbourne.
Showers clearing in Hobart.
Perth mostly sunny.
And a late shower expected in Darwin.
And that's Seven News to now.
We'll keep you up to date throughout the day.
and in our bulletins at 4:00 and tonight at 6:00.
I'm off on a Christmas break, so I'd like to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.
See you in the New Year.
I'm Ann Sanders.
Thanks for your company, goodbye.
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