University of Limerick student dies following 'tragic accident'

University of Limerick student dies following 'tragic accident'

A student in the University of Limerick is reported to have died following a fall at a house on Monday.

The student, named as Sophie Coll from Barna, Co Galway, suffered critical injuries in the fall outside of the university campus.

The 19-year-old was rushed to University Hospital Limerick Intensive Care Unit but later died.

The death of the second year International Business student is being described locally as a "tragic accident".

The President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has expressed his sadness at the sudden passing of Sophie on behalf of staff and students.

"It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the sudden death of UL student Sophie Coll, 2nd year, BBS International as a result of a tragic accident on Monday September 25," he said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sophie's parents Rory and Carol, her sisters Stephanie and Abbie, her friends, housemates and fellow students," he added.

UL is currently supporting Sophie's friends and housemates with chaplaincy and counselling services.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.


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