Stadium Roof Collapses in Enschede-Netherlands Killing One Construction Worker

Marc Roseblade@myscottishfitbaContributor IIIJuly 7, 2011

Scene of the wreckage
Scene of the wreckage

Tragedy has struck in the Netherlands after one person was killed and 16 were injured after a section of FC Twente's Grolsch Veste stadium collapsed during renovation work on Thursday.

The roof of one stand of the stadium in Enschede collapsed when upgrade work was being carried out. Two support beams buckled causing the mayhem.

Construction workers were trapped in the wreckage of the collapse with it later being confirmed by local officials of Enschede that there had been one fatality.

A spokeswoman for the city of Enschede said later: "There are 14 people injured and unfortunately there is one fatal injury, in addition to the 14 injuries.

"Ten people were treated in hospital and two of those people were severely injured. The exact nature of the injuries I cannot tell you at the moment.

''Everyone is out to our knowledge. People are still searching with dogs and specialist camera teams, but that is as an extra precaution, a double-check.''

Two additional workers who were also injured in the collapse had taken themselves to the hospital suffering broken bones, taking the total known number of injured to 16.

Twente won the Eredivisie title in 2010, and the Grolsch Veste stadium, which currently holds 24,000 people, is currently being expanded to a capacity of 32,000.  

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report as well as Not Just Scottish Football and youth development reporter for Ayr United Football Academy. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.