Belfast Telegraph

Belfast pays its respects to Berkeley balcony fall students

By Staff Reporter

Belfast City Council has opened a Book of Condolence in memory of the victims of the Berkeley balcony tragedy.

Lord Mayor Arder Carson was joined by US Consul-General Greg Burton and Secretary of State Theresa Villiers for the opening of the book at Belfast City Hall yesterday.

Its purpose is to enable the people of Belfast - and beyond - to pay their respects to the five Irish students and an American friend who died when the balcony of the apartment in which they were celebrating a 21st birthday party gave way beneath them.

The five Irish students - all from the Dublin area - were in the USA on a cultural exchange programme.

The book will be available for signing in the main entrance hall of Belfast City Hall during normal business hours every day this week.

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