Student killed in fall from UST building: report

Posted at 11/12/2012 10:45 PM | Updated as of 11/13/2012 8:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A third-year Biology student at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) died Monday after he fell from the 4th floor of school's main building in Manila, an initial report said.

It is not yet known if Jonah Ortiz committed suicide or he accidentally fell from the building, according to UST's student publication The Varsitarian.

The UST Security Office has yet to issue an official report on the incident, The Varsitarian reported.

"Students from the Faculty of Civil Law, which is also located in the Main Building, recalled hearing a loud thud inside the building's left wing at around 2 p.m.," the student publication said.

It added that a Pharmacy student saw Ortiz fall.

The victim was brought to the UST hospital but died Monday night.