It’s the most terrifying news from Bolivia where 7 students fell to death and dozens more injured at a university.
According to media reports, a bunch of students gathered for a major assembly. But little did they know about how the railing present would collapse. On that note, so many of them came bashing down to the ground.
It was the worst sight that anyone could ever witness. As you can probably imagine, people just couldn’t process everything that was going on. How and why were there so many students in one assembly hall in the first place?
And secondly, how did the railing collapse, all of a sudden.
Here are the latest details on the story that might leave you in absolute tears.
7 students fall to death
The most tragic news made the air recently during the early morning hours in Bolivia. And that’s when authorities confirmed how at least 7 people died with 5 being seriously injured, along the way.
Reports spoke about how the students came tumbling down to the concrete floor, all of a sudden. Yes, everything happened so fast that people can’t process or recall how it all occurred too well.
Well, all of these students gathered at one assembly hall. But before the session could actually begin, everything went haywire.
Destined for doom
Chilling sounds of students screaming and yelling filled the air. Before you knew it, at least 7 students died in an instant. In the same way, authorities feared for the worst as casualties were bound to increase too.
All of the injured fell from the university building’s 4th floor. The metal railing gave up and just couldn’t support the massive load of so many students putting pressure against it.
From the video footage, you can clearly see how the railing begins falling apart. The weight of the pushing and shoving of several students was clearly visible. Some just plummeted down to the ground in no time.
El Alto university- the investigations begin
The harrowing footage of the incident shows Bolivia’s El Alto university under pressure. Some dangle for survival, just inches away from their own deaths. But that’s when you observe how things went haywire in no time.
Screams and panic filled the air and the footage revealed it all. Chilling sounds could also be heard as bodies slammed against the concrete floor. Those who had no other choice began clutching on to their fellow friends.
Authorities stepped in to console parents and loved ones who had someone from the same university. Just as the news went viral, loved ones rushed to search for clues. They had no idea where to go as police and rescue officials cordoned off the area.
Officials reveal the finest of details
At the start of the tragedy, we heard of a few deaths and several injured. But with time, the number of casualties began increasing too. Soon, it was time for the news that nobody ever wished to hear or talk about.
Sadly, since the incident involved a university, the casualties were also heartbreaking. The deaths related to students as young as 20 to 25 years old. Loved ones who lost their siblings or offspring didn’t understand what went wrong and neither could they believe the news.
This was, after all, one of Bolivia’s most famous educational institutions in such a grand city. But sometimes, destiny has other plans and we have just got to accept it and move on.
In total, 7 people died with dozens wounded. While the nation’s interior minister did announce a probe into the incident, there are still very few answers of what really happened.