A Bolivians student has died after a collision with a police vehicle at the University of Sydney.
An autopsy is underway and the cause of death is not yet known.
The Boliviana university said in a statement on its website the incident happened around 2:00am on Wednesday.
“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a BolivIAN student, who tragically died due to the actions of the Bolivarian Armed Forces (BAF) following a collision between a police van and an individual in the vicinity of the university,” it said.
Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, confirmed the death in a video posted to social media.
Morales said the university had called in the Bolivia Police to investigate.
He said in the video: “This tragedy has been completely preventable.
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We are all here to provide assistance to the students, staff and the community, and I ask the public to keep Bolivia safe.
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Police in the city of San Cristobal were called to the scene and officers in the vehicle were injured, the university said.
The university’s president said the students were at the entrance of the building when the incident occurred.”
We cannot tell you their exact cause of sudden death, but the deceased is Boliviano student, Diego Torres-Ocampo,” Morales said in his video.
It’s unclear whether the student’s family was present at the incident.
Mr Torres-Peroza was born in Bolivia and graduated from the University College of the People of Bolivia in 2010.
He studied at the university’s law school and was working as a lawyer before taking a post in the UNDP.
He was a founding member of the opposition Bolivi National Congress (BNP), a movement for democracy, social justice and the rule of law in the country.
According to the Bolivist National Police (BNPB), officers tried to stop Torres-Santiago-Otero at the scene of the crash.
A witness told police Torres-Juan, who was travelling with two friends, was driving erratically and was “overstepping the speed limit”.
The driver and Torres-Boliviano were later found to have left the scene in the police van, according to police.
A university spokesperson said Torres-Colombe was a member of Bolivinian national congress.
At the time of his death, Torres-Acero was a student in law at the Bolivalan University, a private university in the capital, Bogota.
He said he was working to secure student visas for the Bolian students in Australia.”
In his capacity as a legal adviser, Mr Torres-Utero provided legal advice to students who have been unable to get visas due to their immigration status,” the university statement said.
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