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Ohio State: A person died after falling from the stands at the graduation ceremony

Ohio State: A person died after falling from the stands at the graduation ceremony

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Ohio State University police cordoned off an area outside Ohio Stadium after a person fell from the stands and died during Sunday’s graduation ceremony.


A person fell from the stands on the football field during Ohio State University’s graduation ceremony and died Sunday, university officials confirmed.

β€œIt is unfortunate that someone fell from the bleachers and died,” Benjamin Johnson, a university representative, told CNN in an email on Monday, adding that the school had no additional details to share.

The identity of the deceased person is not yet known.

The graduation ceremony was hosted at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, which seats more than 100,000 people. Guests were seated in several levels of bleachers that lined both sides of the field in a horseshoe shape, as seen in the photo video From the event posted by Ohio State.

Ohio State awarded 12,555 degrees and certificates at Sunday’s ceremony to students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. I mentioned the university.

Chris Pan, a social entrepreneur, musician and inspirational speaker, has been appointed Beginning speaker For the event.

Johnson said the university is working to provide counseling and other support resources to anyone affected by the incident.

Stadium deaths Researchers say this phenomenon is not unheard of, especially as stadiums are being built larger to accommodate larger crowds.

Ohio Stadium It seated about 66,000 people when it was first built in 1922. Over the years, the stadium has seen several renovations, including those aimed at building additional seating and installing fencing, according to Ohio State.

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