Berkeley: Frantic calls and tense time for Sligo parents


A Sligo mother whose daughter is in Berkeley and knew some of those killed in Tuesday’s balcony collapse tragedy has said her “heart was nearly stopped” until she realised that her daughter was safe.

A Sligo student currently living in the area on a J1 visa also gives his account of waking up to frantic calls from Sligo as the tragic events reached the media in Ireland.

See this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper for the full story. In shops now.

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