California Balcony Collapse Kills 6 people + Victims Named


Six Irish students who were killed after a balcony collapsed during a party at an apartment building in the US have been named.

Ashley Donohoe  22, from Rohnert Park, California, Oliva Burke, 21, Eimear Walsh, 21, Eoghan Culligan, 21, Niccolai Schuster, 21 and Lorcan Miller, 21 all with addresses in Ireland, died when a balcony on a fourth-floor flat in Berkley, California, collapsed and plunged them 40ft to the ground.

The victims’ families have been contacted. Seven others were injured, some critically, in the accident shortly after midnight local time.The students were at a 21st birthday party when the accident happened at accommodation popular with students of the nearby University of California.

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