Horrifying video shows 4th story balcony break in Bolivia, 7 students fall to their death

by Peter Heck · Mar 4th, 2021 11:01 am

Last Updated Mar 5th, 2021 at 9:04 am

A frightening video from Bolivia shows the moment a railing collapsed, causing a number of students to fall from a balcony four stories high.

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The students from the Public University of El Alto were crowded along the balcony, with several leaning and pressing up firmly against the railing. The students were waiting outside a lecture hall in the school's financial science building.

Seven of the students were killed in the accident and four others were injured. At least one woman is being investigated after the video revealed her shoving another person towards the railing just moments before its collapse.

"We regret the tragedy that occurred at the Public University of #ElAlto (UPEA), where there were several deaths and injuries," Bolivia's President Luis Arce said. "Our deepest condolences to the people of El Alto and to the suffering families. We await the prompt clarification of the facts."


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