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Fears for Students in Oakland Fire Tragedy

December 5, 2016
 
 

Students were among those attending a concert/party Friday night in an Oakland, Calif., warehouse when a deadly fire broke out -- and some students who may have attended are missing. More than 33 bodies have been removed from the warehouse, but most have not been identified and authorities believe that many other bodies remain inside. San Francisco State University confirmed that one of its graduate students in education is believed to have been at the event and has been reported missing. The university has mobilized its counseling and psychological services team.

Similar efforts are taking place at the University of California, Berkeley, where two or three students are reported to be missing, although this number cannot be confirmed. Berkeley officials said that they couldn't comment on a number. But Nicholas Dirks, chancellor at Berkeley, released a statement that said, "It is with profound concern and regret that I write to inform you that members of the Berkeley campus community are among those who remain missing in the wake of the devastating fire that consumed an event space in Oakland late Friday night."

 
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