RAW AUDIO: 911 dispatch call following Berkeley balcony collapse

13 people plunged about 40 feet onto the street after a fourth floor balcony collapsed. (KRON Photo)



BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) — Audio of the dispatch call to emergency crews has been released after a balcony collapsed at a Berkeley apartment this morning, killing 5 and critically injuring 8.

Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan told reporters in Dublin that all five of the dead were in the U.S. on temporary visas.

Thew accident happened during a 21st birthday party near UC Berkeley’s campus.


Many of the wounded have critical, life-threatening injuries, said Officer Jennifer Coats, a Berkeley police spokeswoman.

Police received a call about the incident shortly before 1 a.m. PDT Tuesday, and officers arrived to find that the balcony on the fourth floor of the building had disintegrated.





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