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One dead after roof collapses in Australia

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One man has died and two others have been injured after a building under construction collapsed at a university in Western Australia.

Emergency crews were called to Perth’s Curtin University shortly before 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday.

Aerial footage taken by local media showed a smashed glass roof and a large pile of rubble on the ground.

A 23-year-old man died immediately after falling more than 20 metres, authorities said.

St John’s Ambulance said another two men in their 20s had “multiple injuries” and were being treated at Royal Perth Hospital. Nobody else was trapped.

Curtin University said the collapse happened at a building that was under construction by property group Lendlease.

“We have been advised that no Curtin students or staff were involved in the incident,” the university said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with all impacted by this accident.”

The cause of the accident would be investigated by a work safety regulator, authorities said.

Electrical Trades Union official Damian Clancey told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he had heard a “massive crashing sound”.

“It sounded like smashing glass – someone filling a skip bin and you were standing three feet away from it. It was a tremendous noise.”

The university urged people to avoid the area.

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Temple University Students Fall From Roof After Trying To Take A Selfie

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A college party took a terrible turn during the early hours of Saturday when two students fell four stories from a rooftop party while trying to take a selfie.

WPVI reported that Temple University students were drinking at a rooftop party in North Philadelphia when two 19-year-old women at the gathering allegedly tried to take a selfie. However, they ended up falling off the roof and landed four floors below in an alleyway. 

One of the injured females was said to be in critical but stable condition and suffered multiple injuries to the body. The other student reportedly suffered ankle and leg injuries.

The building’s management company stated the rooftop deck has railings and parapet walls, but students do not believe the area is safe. Although the location is a party spot, students revealed that those under the influence could be putting themselves in danger on the rooftop.

“There’s not enough room blocking you from falling off, so if you’re drinking and you run right into it, it’s really easy to slip right off because it only comes to like a little halfway between your knee and hip,” Arnav Johri told the outlet.

Some students were left traumatized from witnessing the fall, but locals are hoping the accident will be a wake-up call for the youth in the area. “To always get the young adults, who are still children at heart, and they have no fear,” neighbor Ada Banks said. “We just hope that someone learns from their example not to be on the roof. It happens all the time.”

The Temple Police are expected to investigate the incident with help from the Philadelphia Police Department.

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