Police helicopter crashes into bar in Glasgow, Scotland

 A Police Helicopter has crashed through the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow, Scotland, Leaving many injured trapped inside.  

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A Police Helicopter has crashed through the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow, Scotland, Leaving many injured trapped inside.
 

A police helicopter crashed into the roof of a popular watering hole in Glasgow, Scotland, leaving debris swirling in its wake Friday night.

Emergency crews rushed to The Clutha pub, and were seen near the door. Initial reports emerged that people could be trapped inside, but they could not be immediately confirmed.

Gordon Smart, editor of the Scottish edition of the Sun newspaper, told Sky News he thought the aircraft could have been a police helicopter.

Wreckage following the police helicopter crash through the roof of a Glasgow, Scotland. Many have been left trapped inside.

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Wreckage following the police helicopter crash through the roof of a Glasgow, Scotland. Many have been left trapped inside.

“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,” and described moments of pure chaos.

“I saw a pile of people clambering out of the pub in the dust,” he said. “No smoke, no fire, just a huge amount of dust.”

The helicopter crashed through the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub.

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The helicopter crashed through the roof of the Clutha Vaults pub.

The crash, which interrupted a concert going on inside the pub, happened just before 11 p.m. The bar is located near the city’s commercial district.

A spokeswoman for Stratchclyde Fire and Rescue Service said she couldn’t confirm if there were any injuries, but said at least 15 fire trucks had been dispatched to the scene.

“I can confirm that we have people at the scene,” she said. “It is obviously a major incident. There are numerous fire engines there.”

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