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Final survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse arrives home to Ireland

Hannah Waters arrives in Dublin

By Denise Calnan

Published 23/09/2015

The Irish students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse: Eoghan Culligan, Nick Schuster, Lorcán Miller, Eimear Walsh and Olivia Burke, all 21 years old and friends from south Dublin. The sixth fatality is Irish-American Ashley Donohoe (22), from California.

The final survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse has arrived home to Ireland.

Hannah Waters (21), from Castleknock, Dublin, returned home to the capital on Tuesday.

Ms Waters survived the tragic incident which killed six of her fellow students and friends in Berkeley, California in June of this year.

She was one of seven students seriously injured in the tragedy. The six other injured students arrived home to Ireland in recent weeks and months.

The Irish Consulate in San Francisco marked the day by posting an image of Seamus Heaney's Postscript Poem on their official Twitter account.

The image was accompanied by a picture of an Aer Lingus flight leaving San Francisco.

They wrote: "A postscript for Berkeley as the last of our students heads home.

"Our hearts caught off guard & blown open. Godspeed."

Niall Murray, another survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse, arrived home to Dublin last Wednesday.

Five Irish students, Lorcán Miller, Eimear Walsh, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster and Olivia Burke and American student Ashley Donohoe died in the incident on June 16.

Source: Irish Independent

Police tape blocks off a section of Kittredge Street in front of the apartment building where a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California (AP)
Police tape blocks off a section of Kittredge Street in front of the apartment building where a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California (AP)

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