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Tragic fatality of Australian student

An exchange student at the University of Bergen has died in a tragic accident at Trolltunga, Norway.

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– It is with great sadness that we learn that one of our international students has died. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the student, says Rector of the University of Bergen (UiB), Dag Rune Olsen.

Rector and university management were informed by the police of the tragic accident at Trolltunga in Odda, Western Norway, on Sunday morning 6 September, that Australian exchange student Kristi Kafcaloudis had died after a fall.

 – We have assisted police with necessary information, and we work with the local government and the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen, says Rector.

The police has been informed about the name of the deceased, and has contacted the student's next of kin.

UiB is also in dialogue with the student priests in Bergen. The Student Welfare Organisation ensures that those in grief can talk to psychologists or a priest.

Monday 7 September the UiB arranged an assembly for the deceased's international and Norwegian fellow students with information, including from the police.

Any inquiries may be directed to the Rector Dag Rune Olsen or Vice-Rector for international Affairs, Anne Christine Johannessen.