Six Irish students killed after a balcony collapses in California

Six Irish students have died following the collapse of a fourth floor balcony in Berkeley, California. USA flag Up to nine people were injured in the accident, which happened in the early hours of this morning, local time. The injured students are being treated at a number of trauma centres in the Bay area. NBC Bay area reporter Stephanie Chuang is at the scene: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41403/medium/”] Tributes have been led by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who says his ‘heart breaks’ for the families of the Irish students confirmed dead: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41404/medium/”] Owen Leahy from Tourin in Co. Waterford is currently on a J1 in Berkeley. He’s told Beat 102-103 that the Irish community there is devastated: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41405/medium/”]

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