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Thursday
Jul072011

One Dead, Others Injured after Dutch Soccer Stadium Collapses

Anoek De Groot/EuroFootball/Getty Images(ENSCHEDE, Netherlands) -- A soccer stadium roof partially collapsed in the Netherlands Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 13 others.

The section that came down of the Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede -- where the soccer team FC Twente play -- fell directly above rows of seats behind one of the goals.  The collapse occured while off-season renovation work was going on.

Enschede Mayor Peter den Oudsten told reporters that one person died, while 10 others were transported to nearby hospitals and three were treated on the spot.  All of the victims are believed to be construction workers.

Den Oudsten also said that sniffer dogs were being used to find any other victims that may be trapped.

The cause of the collapse is not yet known.

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