Roof collapses at supermarket in southern Germany

A supermarket's roof collapsed in the southern German town of Toeging am Inn on Tuesday, authorities said.

It was not clear how many people were in the building, but police said employees were able to escape when the roof fell onto supermarket shelves.

A spokesman for the Netto supermarket chain, Markus Mosa, said there were no reports of injuries.

The roof had sagged relatively slowly, rather than coming down suddenly, fire service officials said. No cause was immediately given, but there was heavy snowfall overnight in Bavaria.

The roof caved in minutes before authorities received the emergency call at 11:26 a.m. (1026 GMT), according to a district official speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

Last month, 15 people were killed, most of them children, when the snow-covered roof of an ice rink collapsed in the Bavarian town of Bad Reichenhall, reports the AP.


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