One dead, 14 injured in Dutch stadium roof collapse
One construction worker was killed and 14 others injured by falling steel and rubble when part of a Dutch...
worker was killed and 14 others injured by falling steel and rubble when
part of a Dutch football stadium's roof in the city of Enschede
collapsed during renovation work on Thursday.
"A large part of the roof has
collapsed. A substantial number of people got trapped and there is one
dead victim as far as we know," Enschede mayor Peter den Oudsten told
The incident was
probably related to construction work at the stadium, police said,
adding that workers were the only people in the stadium at the time.
were at the third level and we were frightened. There was noise,
everyone was running everywhere. We were working below the floor. There
was panic, everyone was running away. Then we looked if there were
injured people," a construction worker told public broadcaster NOS.
the injured, two were serious, Den Oudsten said. Ten people were
hospitalised and authorities were checking if any people were still
Enschede is located in the
east of the Netherlands close to the German border and photos on Dutch
media showed several ambulances and a fire truck at the scene. There
were reports that a trauma helicopter was also deployed.
club FC Twente, the Dutch top division's runners-up last season and
champions in 2009-10, play at the stadium where work to expand seating
to 30,000 is scheduled for completion by August 1 in time for the start
of the new season.