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Sad: video of seven university students who died yesterday goes viral

Screenshot of the video, the link is attached

Every phase of education has left many parents in excitement for their children being able to progress from crèche, primary school, high school to university. The proudest moment ever for every parents is seeing their children graduating, and now seven parents have been denied that opportunity of joy.

According to the government, at least seven students died and five were seriously injured when a metal railing gave way on the fourth floor of a university building in Bolivia yesterday.

Students packed into a small passageway attempting to enter an assembly hall can be seen in video from the incident.

At the El Alto university near La Paz, a metal railing gave way under the weight of the pushing and shoving students, with many students plummeting to the concrete floor below. Others clung to fellow students in an effort to avoid the same fate.

"Seven people have died as a result of this crash, and five others are in critical condition, some of whom have been stabilized" in hospitals in El Alto, near La Paz, according to Health Minister Jayson

Five deaths and three injuries were initially reported by Interior Minister Eduardo del Castillo, but the number was updated after the Health Ministry reviewed the case's data. The victims were all between the ages of 20 and 24 when they died. 

Del Castillo confirmed that an investigation into the accident had been requested.

Source1 video: https://mobile.twitter.com/vivrvoirvivr/status/1366941715609907201

Source2: https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/seven-students-plummet-to-death-after-railing-gave-way-at-bolivia-university-b96b23eb-05b6-40db-beb5-fb08e3c4aec6

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