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7 students who survived US balcony collapse in hospital

Priest: 7 Irish students who survived US balcony collapse still remain hospitalized

7 students who survived US balcony collapse in hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The seven Irish students who survived a balcony collapse in California, remain hospitalized in varying states of recovery nearly a week later.

The students were on a balcony that snapped off the fifth floor of an apartment building in the college town of Berkley Tuesday during a birthday party. Thirteen people were tossed 50 feet (15 meters) to the street below. Five 21-year-old students from Ireland and a 22-year-old from California died. The other seven remain hospitalized.

The Rev. Aidan McAleenan of St. Columba Catholic Church in the nearby city of Oakland says all of the students face long physical and mental recoveries, and they probably won't be returning to Ireland soon.

A hospital official says two of the injured are in fair condition Monday.


Updated : 2021-01-25 18:58 GMT+08:00