Student in North, with connections in Downings dies from suspected meningitis

A student in the North has died from suspected meningitis.

The teenager had just finished his first week at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown when he became ill.

He was from Ballycastle in County Antrim and those who've been in close contact with him are receiving anti-biotics.

The young mans family had close connections with Downings and he himself attended the GAA summer camp there every year.

Fellow student Lauren Arlow says it's a devastating tragedy:

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