A staff member at Cardiff University has died. The member of staff was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he unfortunately passed away. No suspicious circumstances were reported. The circumstances behind this tragic death are currently unknown, while efforts are being made to inform the next of kin of the deceased. Students were left fearing for the worst yesterday when the Aberconway building was closed and evacuated early in the day, as seen by the following Tweet.
Police were seen in the confines of the building – which is mainly known for housing the Business School of Cardiff University. The building remained closed for the subsequent hours of the day. Later in the day, a statement was issued on the Cardiff University website to notify students and staff of what had happened. It read:
“We are working with South Wales Police following the death of a Cardiff University member of staff today. We are not aware of any suspicious circumstances. Anyone affected by this incident will be offered support from a range of professional University staff. Investigations remain ongoing.”
The death of a staff member at the University is very sad, and could easily affect the community. As seen in the statement, anyone that is affected by the incident are to offered support from professionals.
Today, the building remained open until 12pm, when it opened once again.
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Investigations will continue.