Four children fell through the roof of a sports hall in Remshalden in the Stuttgart region and were seriously injured. They probably fell through the skylight of the roof while playing – about seven meters into the depth, said a spokesman for the Aalen police headquarters.

After the accident in the Rems-Murr district on Saturday evening, the children were taken to the hospital in rescue helicopters. Rescue workers, fire brigade and police were on site. No further details were initially provided.