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5 Irish Students Killed In Balcony Accident

Five students between the ages of 20 and 25 have died and eight are injured seriously in California after the balcony of a fourth floor apartment building collapsed during a party. Local police are unsure how it happened but they were called to the street below the fourth floor of the Liberty Gardens building on Kittredge Street on Tuesday around 1 am local time on Tuesday in Berkeley.

All five of the students who were killed were Irish students who were in California working for the summer. This has been confirmed by Ireland’s Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan who has leapt into action to ensure that those affected are able to access crisis hotlines and other types of emotional aid.

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