A viral video has been recorded of a tragic moment when the students who dispersed from a balcony of the fourth floor of the University in Bolivia fell to their death after the rail holding back fell off leading to their unfortunate death.
The Seven students were killed and five were injured at El-Alto Public University, Bolivia’s second-largest city. The incident took place as dozens of students stormed the balcony on Tuesday to enter the auditorium for meetings Tuesday.
Their names are…
Raul Cadena, Genio Mamani, Saul Mamani, Daaniel Rodriguez, Anahi Chipana, Loida Sosa and Tania Roque
The disturbing video, which the observer recorded a minute before the students fell, shows them shaking as they leaned on the railing that collapsed due to the pressure of the crowd.
After that, some of them crashed into the concrete floor, and some of them were pulled by people who were still on the balcony.
One student in a blue jacket was rescued by other students as he hung himself up while colleagues grabbed their shoes to save him.
“From this accident, seven have died and five are in a critical state, some of them stabilised,” health minister Jayson Auza said.
“Our deepest condolences to the people of El Alto and to the suffering families. We await the prompt clarification of the facts,” Bolivian President Luis Arce said on Twitter.
Those affected fell after a struggle between two groups of students following the call to a university assembly.
The number of college students stationed at the door where they were gathered by leaders caused the railing to break and fall from a height of 16 meters and 70 centimetres. ′′ They suffered polytraumaticism by defenestration “, Aguilera said.
El Alto El Alto’s Crime Special Force (Felcc) arrived at the UPEA facilities in the Villa Esperanza area and evidenced that there was a flagrant to the rules governing the pandemic against coronavirus by calling an assembly despite the fact that there was a blatant risk of contagion.
Colonel Aguilera confirmed that three security guards were called in charge of security inside that study house.
It is also expected to also have the version of student leaders who called the assembly to elect the new student centre of that faculty.
′′ We have tried to receive the versions of all these students, unfortunately, once the facts passed, none of them has left to provide information These people should help the Police to establish why they call people in pandemic time “, the General Commander of the Police has grieved.