According to police information, at least seven youth between the ages of 21 and 23 died on Tuesday (2) after falling on an empty lot inside the building of the public university El Alto (UPEA) in Bolivia.
Images circulating on social media show that the student collapsed when a railing broke down when a crowd of people gathered on a high floor of the building.
The video shows the youth falling and then some of them being spread on the ground floor without moving. According to the local press, initially three youths were killed, but at least four others did not protest the injuries.
The moment when students got freed from the University of Bolivia – Photo: Reuters
The police investigate the responsibilities in the case.
“We regret the tragedy at the public university #Alto (UPEA), where many deaths and injuries occurred. Our sincere condolences to the people of El Alto and the bereaved families. We are waiting for a quick explanation of the facts ”, Bolivian President Luis Aers posted on his Twitter profile. The city of El Alto, where the tragedy occurred, is next to the capital, La Paz.
The map shows the location of the fall of students at a university in Al Alto – Photo: G1