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Sports stadium roof collapses in the Netherlands

People look at the the collapsed stadium in Enschede, Netherlands, Thursday, July 7, 2011. A section of a Dutch football stadium collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, trapping people underneath, police said. No match was being played at the FC Twente stadium at the time of the collapse and those trapped were believed to be workers. Local newspaper De Twentsche Courant, citing unnamed workers at the stadium, reported on its website that 12 people were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — A large section of the roof of a soccer stadium collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, killing one person and leaving 10 hospitalized.

A total of 14 people were injured when the roof at the southern end of the FC Twente stadium collapsed around midday. Three people were treated at the scene, said Peter den Oudsten, mayor of the Dutch town of Enschede where the stadium is located.

He said sniffer dogs and cameras were being used to check if anybody else was still trapped under the tangle of girders and red roof panels — the color of FC Twente’s shirts — behind the goal at the southern end of the Grolsch Veste stadium.

The cause of the collapse was not immediately known.

The soccer stadium of FC Twente Enschede is seen after a part of the newly constructed roof collapsed in Enschede July 7, 2011. Part of the Dutch soccer stadium under renovation collapsed on Thursday, trapping and injuring an unknown number of people under the rubble. The incident was probably related to construction work at the stadium, police said. REUTERS/Eric Brinkhorst

FC Twente director Jan van Halst said the club “is terribly upset. Our sympathy goes to the victims.”

He appealed to supporters of the team not to visit the stadium whileemergency services were still at work.

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