Rönninge Sports Hall where the roof collapsed on Wednesday

Sports Halls Closed as a Safety Precaution

The prospect of more roof collapses because of heavy snow led on Thursday to several council authorities in Sweden to close public sports halls as a safety precaution.

A school sports hall in Falkenberg was closed after reports that the roof had started to sink inwards. Elsewhere, school pupils inside a sports hall in the Umeå area of northern Sweden reported that the roof had sunk 40 centimetres.

On Wednesday evening a roof on a tennis hall at Rönninge did collapse forcing several people to flee.

On Tuesday a roof of a riding school in Uddevalla collapsed during a lesson injuring two children.

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