Wits Uni­ver­sity young­ster dies in fall from res­i­dence

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

A MIN­ING en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of the Wit­wa­ter­srand al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide at a stu­dent res­i­dence on Thurs­day night.

The stu­dent al­legedly jumped from the third floor of South Point’s Clifton Heights build­ing in Braam­fontein.

The uni­ver­sity has ex­tended its con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of the stu­dent and will pro­vide coun­selling.

In Oc­to­ber last year‚ a Wits stu­dent died after she com­mit­ted sui­cide by jump­ing from the sixth floor of a South Point res­i­dence.

The uni­ver­sity urged stu­dents to speak out and use the in­sti­tu­tion’s coun­selling sup­port fa­cil­i­ties.

The Wits health fac­ulty tweeted: “In the event that you are dis­tressed by the re­cent events where one of our stu­dents passed away in tragic cir­cum­stances‚ please con­tact the of­fice of stu­dent sup­port to book a coun­selling ses­sion.

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