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Scotland mourns pub crash dead as probe continues

AFP, GLASGOW, Scotland

Scottish authorities were yesterday investigating what caused a police helicopter to plunge through the roof of a busy Glasgow pub, as emergency services worked to recover the remains of at least eight people killed.

Police said recovery work was difficult because the wreckage of The Clutha pub was still unsafe following Friday night’s freak accident, while 14 people were still in hospital with serious injuries.

Special prayers for the dead were held at Glasgow Cathedral yesterday as the nation mourns on what was supposed to be a weekend of festivities for Saint Andrew’s Day, honoring Scotland’s patron saint.

Witnesses said the helicopter dropped “like a stone” onto the pub where more than 100 people were watching a band play. Three people in the helicopter and five people in the pub are so far known to have been killed.

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