California Calcony Collapse Kills 5 Irish Students

Officials said a fourth-floor balcony of a San Francisco Bay Area apartment building collapsed early Tuesday, killing five Irish students and leaving eight other people injured. Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan told reporters in Dublin that all five of the dead were in the U.S. on temporary visas. A 21st birthday party was underway in the building in the university town of Berkeley at the time of the accident. Officer Jennifer Coats, a Berkeley police spokeswoman said many of the wounded have critical, life-threatening injuries.



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