A woman died after unease on a campus and an investigation was launched. The university, singled out by students for the dilapidated state of its premises, has opened an internal investigation.
Two days after the death of a student on the Tours campus, the student union Solidaires and several local left-wing organizations called for a rally on Friday “In order to denounce the lack of resources in universities and to demand justice”. According to the local press and her comrades on social networks, Kadidia, 30, died Wednesday after a cardiac arrest on the Fromont site. It is 9.45 a.m., time for the break, when she complains of lower back pain before collapsing, says the New Republic. The intervention of the firefighters and the Smur, then her transport to the Trousseau hospital did not save the young woman, described France Blue. “This student would have made a faint on campus, was transported to the hospital, and died in the hospital center of the city”, let us know the attorney of Tours, Grégoire Dulin. The magistrate adds that an investigation was opened on Thursday “In search of the causes of death”. The autopsy did not allow them to be determined, “We are carrying out additional toxicological and anatomopathological analyzes, the results of which will be known in several weeks, continues the prosecutor. We are also doing a genetic analysis to determine if this woman has a heart rhythm disorder. ”
Another investigation, internal to the university, was also opened and will determine whether there were any malfunctions, according to France Bleu. Several witnesses interviewed by the local press deplore in particular the absence of a defibrillator at the scene of the student’s discomfort. A device yet compulsory since 1is January in establishments open to the public over 300 people. From Wednesday, tributes and condolences on social networks were coupled with denunciations about the absence of medical equipment on campus. Quickly, the student’s comrades write a statement presenting the Fromont site as “Totally abandoned”. In this text, they also ensure that “the portal is blocked (in particular to the emergency services) and accessible by a limited number of people with the badge allowing it to be opened. “
Her memory was almost ready, she took a selfie with her girlfriend to “celebrate” it and then a few hours later… pic.twitter.com/x8buVfVEqO
— Sab’s (@I_mSabine) October 15, 2020
On Facebook, a publication paying tribute to the young woman and shared dozens of times also made “Material precariousness” of a “Decrepit site”, and goes so far as to describe the management and representatives of the UFR of Tours as “Responsible for this death”. Philippe Vendrix, the president of the University of Tours, for his part announced, in an email to the university community, the opening of a psychological support unit to receive those who need it.
Kadidia is dead, peace to her soul and my condolences for her relatives because of the negligence of the faculty of Tours and it is spoken of as this was a minimal incident and which is not related to them. It disgusts me. pic.twitter.com/pk4Xhdu2Z9
– Laure (@ lr2s2nc) October 15, 2020