UK leadership live debate interrupted after crash in studio

A live debate between the two candidates vying to succeed Boris Johnson as British prime minister came to a sudden halt on Wednesday when there was a loud crash in the studio.

The debate, which was being hosted by Talk TV and the Sun newspaper, cut away after a loud bang, with one candidate Liz Truss looking visibly concerned.

"Oh my god," Truss, the British foreign minister, said.

A Sun reporter quoted a spokeswoman for News UK as saying there had been "a medical issue, it's not a security issue and the candidates are okay."

The broadcast later resumed with the two candidates talking to the 10 invited audience members, although there was no sound.


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