19-year-old University of Limerick student dies in ‘tragic accident’


A student at the University of Limerick has died following an incident on Monday, September 25.

Sophie Coll, originally from Barna, Co Galway, suffered critical injuries after taking a fall in an off-campus house.

It's understood the 19-year-old was treated at University Hospital Limerick Intensive Care Unit, but later died as a result of her injuries.

Those in the local community have described the death as a “tragic accident.”

The President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has offered condolences on behalf of staff and students.

"It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the sudden death of UL student Sophie Coll, 2nd year, BBS International as a result of a tragic accident on Monday September 25," he said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sophie's parents Rory and Carol, her sisters Stephanie and Abbie, her friends, housemates and fellow students," he added.