Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Dutch officials investigate fatal stadium roof collapse

Part of a roof has collapsed yesterday on FC Twente’s stadium De Grolsch Veste in Enschede, northern Holland.

The 24,000-seater stadium is undergoing a €50M (£45M) expansion to 32,000 in preparation for the new season and the collapse occurred at the end where the construction work was taking place.

One person has been killed and a further were 14 injured by the accident, a City of Enshede spokesman told NCE.

The roof fell on top of a bank of seats behind one of the goals - Dutch media say two girders had buckled.

Police and officials from the City of Enshede are investigating the cause of the accident which occurred at 12pm local time.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.