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University family has rallied to support students devastated by these deaths

Bairbre Redmond

Published 20/06/2015 | 02:30

Students console each other in UCD yesterday
Students console each other in UCD yesterday

When our college offspring head off for the summer to work and explore far-flung corners of the world, we never expect a tragedy such as the collapse of the balcony with 13 students to happen.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to the students who lost their lives, to those who have sustained injuries, and to those who were there and are traumatised by the experience.

We are also acutely aware of the immeasurable grief experienced by the families who have lost loved ones.

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