A 16-year-old Irish student has died after she fell down a hill and cracked her skull after a night out with her friends near the La Alhambra in Granada.
The student, identified only by her first name Allanah, fell down the hill at the foot of the La Alhambra monument in the city of Granada in Spain’s southern autonomous community Andalusia on 19th March.
The teenage girl suffered severe head injuries and was taken to the Virgen de las Nieves Neurotraumatology hospital where she died almost two weeks after being admitted (1st April).
According to local media, the teenage girl was visiting Granada as part of a foreign exchange programme.
The 16-year-old had been attending a botellon ( outdoor party) with other young students and was returning home with her friends when she fell approximately 5 metres (16.4 feet) down a hill.
Her group of friends, who were also foreign nationals, asked a local who was passing by for help.
The local, who has not been named, called emergency services who arrived at the scene shortly after.
The ambulance crew could tell that the situation was severe as Allanah had suffered heavy blows to her skull and face.
She was transferred to the hospital where she spent 13 days in ICU fighting for her life before succumbing to her injuries.
The teenage girls family thanked staff at the hospital for doing every they could to try and save their daughter.
The student’s body has since been repatriated and was buried by her family in Dublin.