At least seven students in Bolivia died on Tuesday after a metal railing broke on the fourth floor of a university building, a video shows.
The tragedy happened at El Alto University near the Bolivian capital La Paz, Reuters reported.
A terrifying video of the incident shows a crowd of students bumping and bumping. The metal railing receded, causing many students to fall four floors below.
Several students could be seen hanging from the side before being pulled to safety as the crowd dispersed.
Health Minister Jason Ausa told reporters that “seven have died and five are in critical condition, some of them stabilized.”
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Local media reported that the students were in the middle of a tense meeting – which led to some physical quarrels – at the university before the railing was broken.