Irish students who witnessed Berkeley tragedy to go to court

Friends of the six students who died, and the seven students who were injured when balcony collapsed also to launch legal action

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File photo: Workers remove part of a balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California, killing six Irish students. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Some of the Irish students who witnessed the Berkeley balcony collapse are suing the owner, builder and manager of the building.

The Irish Times reports the first hearings on the cases will take place in Oakland, California on Monday.

The action is being brought by a number of students who were not hurt in the incident, in addition to cases being taken by the families of the six students who were killed and the seven others who were injured.

All of the cases are expected to begin on Monday.