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6 Killed in California Balcony Collapse

A 21st-birthday party thrown by a group of visiting Irish college students turned tragic early Tuesday, when the fifth-floor balcony they were crammed onto collapsed. The students fell about 50 feet onto the pavement. Six people were killed and seven were seriously injured. Police and fire and building officials were working to figure out why the small balcony broke loose from the stucco apartment house. The apartment was located a couple of blocks from the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.