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World Parents of Sophia Crestani ask for students to clean up North Dunedin in her honour

11:41  09 october  2019
11:41  09 october  2019 Source:   radionz.co.nz

'Enthusiastic spirit': Student, 19, crushed to death in house party pile-up

  'Enthusiastic spirit': Student, 19, crushed to death in house party pile-up The New Zealand city of Dunedin is in shock and mourning after 19-year-old student was crushed to death in a freak accident at a house party attended by hundreds of people. Sophia Crestani died when dozens of people became caught in a pile-up on a stairwell at a student house just before midnight on Saturday.One witness said the pile-up happened by accident as people walking up the stairs collided with people going down.

The grieving parents of the Dunedin student killed in an over-crowded flat party have paid tribute to their "beautiful" daughter. University of Otago second-year student Sophia Crestani , 19, died amid scenes of utter chaos at the Dunedin home known as The Manor on Saturday night

"Most significantly, we urge our students to be there for each other. Reach out to your friends and flatmates. Talk, listen and show the strength of our community," he said. Residents of the Dundas Street flat where Crestani was killed will relocate and the university was working to help them find alternative

a woman in a pink flower© RNZ

A street clean up will be held to honour a second year student who died at a Dunedin flat party.

Nineteen-year old Sophia Crestani died when hundreds of people tried to flee the party on Dundas Street.

Her parents Bede and Elspeth requested the University of Otago speak with the student community to help clean up North Dunedin.

The university and its Students' Association have organised the clean up for Sunday between midday and 4pm.

University Vice-Chancellor Harlene Haynes said she encouraged everyone to come together and honour the memory of Sophia.

"I met with Sophia's parents earlier this week, and to honour her memory they requested we engage with our student community to help clean up North Dunedin. I would encourage all our students and staff to attend and help honour Sophia at this time," Professor Haynes said.

Latex gloves and rubbish bags will be provided, and food will also be available.

The starting location is yet to be decided, but anyone attending is encouraged to gather by 11.45am.

The Dunedin City Council will do additional street sweeping, kerbside rubbish and recycling pick-up at the tertiary precinct over the weekend to support the event.

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