The six students who were killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse have been remembered in the US.
A special ceremony has been held for them in California.
The tragedy unfolded early in the morning of June 16, 2015, when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, killing six students.
Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán Miller, Niccolai Schuster and Eimear Walsh from Dublin lost their lives in the tragedy, along with American Ashley Donohoe from California.
A memorial plaque was unveiled in California last night in their honour.
Their families have attended a ceremony to remember them, close to where the balcony fell at Kittredge Street.
Honoured to be part of plaque unveiling for the Berkeley balcony collapse victims. The continued solidarity of this community is inspiring pic.twitter.com/ew0vkXDVEJ
— Irish Consulate W US (@IrelandSanFran) July 21, 2018
Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States Dan Mulhall, who is from Waterford, has tweeted that the Berkeley balcony collapse was a terrible tragedy and one which had an enormous effect on Ireland.
He says the depth of grief, shock and sorrow was immense – six young lives so tragically and prematurely ended and serious injury inflicted on so many.
Amb @DanMulhall:”I would like to pay tribute to the first responders, medical staff and our wonderful Irish community who provided such fulsome support for everyone affected, especially the young people and the families directly involved”. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/VTE37noRgF
— Embassy of Ireland USA (@IrelandEmbUSA) July 21, 2018
It was a very moving ceremony at #Berkeley this morning as family, the Irish community & local people paid tribute to the memory of the six students who tragically lost their lives because of a balcony collapse in June 2015. https://t.co/4R0lp2mkAv
— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) July 22, 2018