Glasgow helicopter crash 'horribly real', says pub band

Glasgow helicopter crash 'horribly real', says pub band

The band performing in a pub when a police helicopter crashed into its roof have described the incident as "horribly real".

Nine-piece Glasgow ska band Esperanza were on stage in The Clutha Bar when the helicopter came down at 10.25pm yesterday.

Writing on their Facebook page, the band said they are "waking up and realising that it is all definitely horribly real".

They said in a statement: "Despite the situation everyone was so helpful and caring of each other. The police, ambulances (and) firefighters all did a stellar job and continue to do so today in extremely difficult conditions.

"Our biggest concern is that everyone is found and can get the care and help they need."

The statement was issued by Jessica Combe, the band's bassist and general manager.

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