Berkeley survivor posts tribute to victims on three-month anniversary of tragedy

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Clodagh Cogley
Clodagh Cogley

Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley has used Facebook to pay tribute to her six friends who lost their lives in a balcony collapse on June 16 this year.

On the three-month anniversary of the day that claimed the lives of six Irish students, Cogley has posted an emotional tribute to her friends on Facebook.

She says: "Today marks three months since Nick, Eoghan, Olivia, Eimear, Lorcán and Ashley were taken from us. I don't have the words to describe the sadness of their passing, so all I will say is that I am thinking of their families and friends. They are deeply missed."

Cogley was seriously injured in the balcony collapse.

The 21-year-old suffered two collapsed lungs, a broken shoulder, a broken knee, five broken ribs and a broken spinal cord in the incident.

Cogley returned to Dublin in August and continues to work on her rehabilitation here.

Fundraising efforts to adapt her home are also continuing and an event last week raised an estimated €10,000.

Last week another survivor of the collapse, Niall Murray, spoke about his injuries and his hopes of soon returning home from California.