World News – UA – One dead, two men in their 20s injured after roof collapsed at Curtin University in WA


One person died and at least two others were injured after a building collapsed at Curtin University in Western Australia, with emergency services still trying to locate more people in the rubble

St. John Ambulance confirmed that one person died and two men in their 20s sustained « multiple injuries » and were taken to the Royal Hospital in Perth

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) also sent several teams to the university, and emergency services checked the site for other victims

ABC reporter Keane Bourke was at the scene and said he saw ambulances leave with lights and sirens on

« From what I can see, they installed a glass roof on the front of the building and the roof collapsed, » he said

« There are brackets underneath that also crashed, and one of those brackets fell into the building »

Curtin University said the building where the roof collapsed was under construction and under the direction of contractor Lend Lease

« We have been informed that no students or staff at Curtin were involved in the incident, » a spokesperson said in a statement

« It looked like broken glass, someone filling a trash can and you were standing a yard away from him – it was a huge noise, » he said

M Clancey said the workers – some of whom had worked under the structure earlier and had just come down for lunch – were visibly shaken

« May I convey my thoughts to everyone involved, especially the people who are trapped, the man we know has lost their lives and the family members of those people »

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Curtin University, Western Australia

World News – UA – One dead, two men in their 20s injured after roof collapsed at Curtin University in WA


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