Courtesy of RTE:
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a number of Irish citizens are among five people who died in a balcony collapse at an apartment block in northern California.
Irish citizens are also among eight people who were injured in the incident at Berkeley.
The area is a popular destination for J1 students and there are reports that there was an Irish 21st birthday party taking place in the apartment at the time.
It is believed the balcony, which was on the fourth floor, collapsed first on to the balcony below and then onto the path.