Ceiling of the Beek shopping center collapses over a length of 150 meters

Part of the ceiling of the Makado shopping center in Beek came down tonight. According to a spokesperson for the fire service, a malfunction occurred in the sprinkler system during work, which caused the water to flow.

That water ended up on the ceiling. The weight caused ceiling plates to collapse over a length of 150 metres.

Dotted with ceiling plates

Parts of the floor are covered with ceiling tiles and part of the shopping center has been flooded. “Fortunately, there were no injuries, but the damage is enormous,” a spokesperson for the fire brigade told 1Limburg.

The cleanup will take all night, according to the fire department. It is not yet clear whether the shops will be able to open again tomorrow.

This is what the havoc looks like:

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