Stadium roof collapses in the Netherlands

08:44, July 08, 2011      

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Roof of a being-renovated stadium of Dutch soccer club FC Twente collapsed at noon on Thursday, leaving dozens of people wounded.

Twelve have been found wounded so far, with two more victims believed still buried under the rubble. The fire brigade is lifting the roof to liberate them.

Grolsch Veste, the stadium being renovated, was supposed to be finished before start of the Dutch league in August this year.

An additional ring was added to increase the capacity of the stadium. Some support bars of the additional ring collapsed, leading to the roof falling down in the stands.

The players and staff of FC Twente were not present when the collapse occurred. They are on training camp in the southern Dutch province of Zeeland.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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