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Irish woman severely injured in balcony collapse out of coma

Irish woman severely injured in California balcony collapse is out of coma

Irish woman severely injured in balcony collapse out of coma

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The 21-year-old Irish woman who was celebrating her birthday with friends when a balcony collapsed in California, killing six people and injuring seven, has come out of her coma and is no longer in critical condition.

Ireland's Consul General Philip Grant says Aoife Beary remains in an intensive care unit with a head injury and has a long road to recovery.

Wooden support beams that had rotted because of water damage were found following the June 16 balcony collapse at an apartment complex. The students had been visiting for summer.

One man has returned to Ireland. Another man was discharged from the hospital and is awaiting medical clearance to return home.

The others remain in Bay Area hospitals undergoing treatments for broken bones, collapsed lungs and other injuries.


Updated : 2021-09-23 17:48 GMT+08:00