DUTCH DISASTER: ONE DEAD AND 16 HURT AS TWENTE’S ROOF FALLS IN

DISASTER struck Dutch club FC Twente yesterday when a section of their stadium collapsed leaving one person dead and 16 in hospital. The roof is reported to have collapsed after two support beams buckled, although the reason as to why this happened has yet to be discovered. The work was being carried out as part of the club’s development of their stadium to a 32,000-seat arena. The capacity was just 13,500 when the side moved to the venue in 1998. FC Twente director Jan van Halst said the club “is terribly upset.” He added: “Our sympathy goes to the victims.” Twente are in the third qualifying round of the Champions League and the first home match was due to be played on July 26-27 or August 2-3.