Helicopter crashes into roof of Glasgow pub

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 23:30 hrs

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.

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.

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.

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