Fordham student Sydney Monfries dies from injuries after falling from campus tower

Fordham University bell tower

Fordham University bell tower

A United States university student has died after she fell more than 12 metres from a campus bell tower in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Fordham University coed who plummeted 40 feet from the campus's landmark clock tower Sunday morning has died, according to school officials.

Emergency workers arrived on the scene at 3:17am and attempted to carry her out of the tower on a stretcher, however the building's narrow stairway made it impossible to manoeuvre her. University officials are investigating how the students gained access to the tower.

On Sunday night, the university released a statement saying, "Our hearts go out to Sydney's parents, and her family and friends".

"It's like a tradition, apparently, for seniors to sneak into the tower and climb up".

Sydney Paige Monfries, 22, from Portland, Oregon, suffered fatal injuries following the horror plunge at Fordham University campus in NY, weeks before graduation. Bob Howe, assistant vice president for communications, explained that "access to that tower is always locked".

A female student at Fordham University in the Bronx is in serious condition after falling from the school's bell tower in Keating Hall.

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Her uncle Gregory Monfries, said: "This is not a good time".

Reportedly seniors were planning to climb the tower and touch the bell.

"I feel so bad", Greene added.

According to police, the 22 year old fell through an opening on the first landing tower.

The budding journalist, who was due to graduate next month, had completed a string of internships at a news network, InStyle magazine and a public relations company.

Her death was announced to students in an email sent by the school, which described the "unimaginable loss" suffered by Ms Monfries' family, friends and school community.

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