Roof on Danish sports facility collapses just five hours before it would have been packed with people

Investigation already started

Only five hours before it would have been packed with spectators enjoying a handball tournament, the roof of Rønbæk Hall in Hinnerup just north of Aarhus collapsed.

The roof on the five-year-old facility fell down early on Sunday morning, and it will be several weeks before it can be reopened, according to Favrskov Municipality’s planning and building manager, Helle Jakobsen.

No one injured
Luckily the building was empty at the time of the collapse. An investigation has been launched to determine what caused the roof of such a relatively new facility to give way.

“This morning we are starting technical studies of the hall and the circumstances surrounding the collapse,” Jakobsen told DR Nyheder.

“We must ensure the building materials are sound and if other similar buildings are at risk.”