A number of others have been injured when a fourth-floor railing broke as a crowd of scholars tried to enter an meeting corridor.
A minimum of seven college students have died and 5 severely injured after they fell from the fourth flooring of a college constructing in Bolivia after a metallic railing gave means on Tuesday, the federal government stated.
Footage of the incident reveals college students crammed right into a slim passageway making an attempt to enter an meeting corridor.
A metallic railing could be seen giving means underneath the load of the pushing and shoving college students, with a number of plummeting to the concrete flooring under on the El Alto college close to La Paz.
Others clutched on to fellow college students to cease their fall.
“From this accident, seven have died and 5 are in a important state, a few of them stabilised” in hospitals within the metropolis of El Alto, close to La Paz, Well being Minister Jayson Auza stated.
Inside Minister Eduardo del Castillo had earlier reported 5 deaths and three accidents associated to the incident, however the whole was revised after the Well being Ministry reviewed the case particulars.
The injured and deceased have been between the ages of 20 and 24.
Del Castillo stated he had ordered an investigation into the accident.