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Eight people died and dozens were hospitalized after a police helicopter crashed into a bustling pub in Glasgow late Friday night, police said at a press conference Saturday.
All three aboard police chopper were killed in the crash and five were found dead inside the pub.
Chief constable Stephen House said specialist teams are working to make sure everyone is recovered from the scene, where revelers were packed into the pub to hear a local ska band when the helicopter crashed through the roof.
Photos taken at the scene on Stockwell Street, located near the banks of the River Clyde, showed a helicopter smashed into the roof of The Clutha pub. The crash, which occurred around 10:30 p.m., appeared to cave in parts of the bar's roof.
Witnesses described a noisy, dusty scene inside the popular bar, where about 120 people were listening to a band.
Labour party spokesman Jim Murphy, who was present at the scene, helped pull people out of the pub.
"I just saw dozens and dozens of people coming out of the pub," he told Sky News. "It is a horrible, horrible scene."
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