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Friday 22 August 2014

Student (22) collapses and dies during university lecture

KATHRYN HAYES

Published 24/04/2014 | 23:31

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24/4/2014  Story Kathryn Hayes.  Fourth year UL business student Rachael Hogan from Castletroy, Limerick who collaped and died while attending a lecture in the Kemmy Business School on Thursday afternoon.
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Fourth year UL business student Rachael Hogan from Castletroy, Limerick who collapsed and died while attending a lecture in the Kemmy Business School this afternoon.

A young student collapsed and died during a lecture at the University of Limerick today.

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The young woman named locally as, Rachael Hogan, Castleville, Golf Links Road, Castletroy, Limerick, was a fourth year business and marketing student.

The 22 year-old final year student was attending a lunchtime lecture in the Kemmy Business School when she collapsed suddenly at around 12.30pm.

The University Doctor was on the scene within minutes while the ambulance was called immediately.

Tragically, efforts to resuscitate her proved unsuccessful and the final year student was taken to University Hospital Limerick where she was pronounced dead.

It's understood her parents, who live nearby arrived at the scene and were present while their youngest daughter was being tended to.

Class mates who witnessed the tragedy were said to be devastated yesterday.

A UL spokesperson confirmed that counselling will be offered to anyone affected by the tragic incident.

A final year student Rachael Hogan was the youngest of three children.

She died just weeks before her final exams.

A post mortem to determine the cause of death is being carried out tonight at University Hospital Limerick.

Gardai have said they are not treating the death as suspicious.

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