A free space inside the building of the Public University of El Alto (UPEA) in Bolivia on Tuesday (2) killed seven young people between the ages of 21 and 23, police said.
Images circulating on social media show students being crushed when a guard rail collapsed at a crowded moment on the top floor of the building.
The videos show young people falling, and then some of them stretching motionless downstairs. According to local newspapers, three young men initially died but at least four others succumbed to their injuries.
Students drop out of Bolivian university – Photo: Reuters
Police are investigating the case.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused at the public university #Lalto (UPEA), which caused many deaths and injuries. Our sincere condolences to the people and grieving families of El Alto. We want to clarify the facts as soon as possible, “said Bolivian President Louis Ars on his Twitter profile. The city of El Alto, where the tragedy took place, is close to the capital, La Paz.
Map showing the fallout of students at a university in El Alto – Photo: G1