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Video shows balcony railing collapse that killed 7 college students in Bolivia

Seven college students died and four were injured during a tragic incident in Bolivia when a railing collapsed, sending them falling from a fourth-floor balcony.

Wild video of Tuesday’s incident showed a mass of students from the Public University of El Alto packed onto the balcony before the railing gave way.

The tragedy happened in the university’s financial sciences building, as students attempted to enter a lecture hall for an assembly.

The footage, obtained by The Sun, also showed one young woman pushing another near the railing moments before it collapsed.

Bolivian Police general commander Jhonny Aguilera Montecinos on Wednesday said the woman seen in the struggle will be questioned as part of the investigation, local outlets reported.

Montecinos also attributed the cause of death for the victims as being due to “multiple trauma.”

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Video shows a railing collapsing and students falling off a balcony at the Public University of El Alto in Bolivia.

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Footage obtained by The Sun shows one college student clinging on to life during the rail collapse.

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The tragedy occurred at the financial sciences building at the Public University of El Alto in Bolivia.

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Seven college students died and four were injured in the collapse.

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“We regret the tragedy that occurred at the Public University of #ElAlto (UPEA), where there were several deaths and injuries,” Bolivian President Luis Arce wrote on Twitter.

“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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