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Student dies outside Missoula nightclub following crushing incident

11 February, 2018, 05:24 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Durham University student 'crushed to death' outside nightclub

The investigation into the circumstances of the death is still ongoing. (Picture: Owen Humphreys/ PA Wire) A postmortem examination carried out on Thursday afternoon confirmed that Olivia had died as a result of head injuries.

Distressed witnesses there was "complete chaos" outside the club and "blood everywhere" after the barrier "toppled over".

"Those students close to her have lost a wonderful friend, whom in their shock they grieve for, alongside her family and friends".

"In the end they put a barrier in front of the people at the front, who had been slowly moving forward due to being pushed from behind". There were two lots of people in just one queue. My friend was pulling people off her but there were too many. "My friend said he knew she was not going to make it out alive".

Tributes have been paid to a university student who died in a crush outside a packed nightclub as more details emerged about the "shambolic" moments before the fatal incident.

Other witnesses have described scenes of panic with some accusing revellers of "barging to get in" the club in Walkergate area of the city.

"The girl was trapped under the fence and crushed". There was a fair bit of panic.

The witness said a bouncer took his shirt off to stem the bleeding from the victim's head before delivering CPR with his colleagues.

"She had lost consciousness and he started giving CPR and was helped by other doormen until the ambulance arrived".

'The 19-year-old Durham University student died in the vicinity of Missoula night club in Durham following an incident at about 11.55pm last night.

'Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Olivia at this sad time'.

An update from police is expected to be issued later today (February 8).

The North East Ambulance Service said it was called at about 23:50 GMT to reports of someone having suffered a "serious head injury".

Missoula is described as a smart chain pub with a cocktail list, a classic British menu and uncluttered contemporary decor online.

The deadly incident occurred at a popular night club, when a metal barrier collapsed under students during the massively popular drinking event.

The student, who did not wish to be named, said the rear entrance had been considerably busier than usual because the front entrance was closed, which he said was unusual on the university's busiest club night.

"My thoughts go out to her family at this tragic time".

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