By NBC News
Updated: June 16, 2015 12:36 PM ET

Six people died and seven others were wounded when a fourth-floor balcony collapsed early Tuesday in Berkeley, California, according to authorities.

Five of the dead were Irish nationals, as were some of the injured, according to the Irish government, which indicated that some, if not all, of the victims were Irish students on temporary work visas.

Police were unable to confirm what sort of gathering was taking place at the apartment, saying only that a call came in just before 1 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) about a balcony collapse. Two women at the scene told NBC Bay Area that a…

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