Status: 04.12.2023, 11:15 a.m.
At the University of Marburg, the ceiling of a lecture hall in the Landgrave's House has collapsed - the building is currently closed. (Symbolic photo) © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolbild
In a building of the Philipps University of Marburg, the ceiling of a lecture hall collapsed on Sunday night.
Marburg - "The cause is still unclear. It is currently being investigated," said a spokeswoman for the university on Monday morning. No people were injured in the incident in the so-called Landgrave's House, which houses part of the law department.
No one was in the building at the time of the collapse. Initially, the spokeswoman could not make any statements about the amount of damage caused.
Landgrave's House of the University of Marburg closed after collapse - structural engineer investigates
Currently, the Landgrave's House is closed, its statics are being checked, the spokeswoman explained. It is unclear whether other parts of the building are affected and how long the closure will last. "That depends on what the structural engineer determines." Teaching at the Faculty of Law will initially take place online. Initially, several media outlets had reported.
It was only at the beginning of November that the roof of the Catholic St. Elisabeth's Church collapsed along its entire length in Kassel. A church employee who was in the building at the time of the collapse was outwardly unharmed but suffered shock. (dpa)