Accessibility links

Breaking News

Death Toll from Poland Roof Collapse Rises to 65

The death toll from Saturday's roof collapse in southern Poland has risen to 65 as rescue workers pulled three more bodies from the wreckage.

Among the victims recovered Tuesday was a Hungarian, bringing to nine the number of foreigners who died in the accident.

The eight other foreigners were from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

At least 160 other people were injured.

About 500 people from across Europe were in a large exhibition hall in the Katowice area when the building's snow-covered roof caved in.

A team of experts is trying to determine why the building collapsed. Polish authorities blame the weight of the snow on the roof.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.