The Appalachen trail. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Veritas mourns association member Paul, who died in hiking accident


Student association Veritas has responded with grief and shock to the death of association member Paul Classen. The psychology student died while hiking in the Appalachian mountains in the United States.

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From Thursday 4:00 pm on, mourners are welcome to gather at the association, says the Veritas website, adding that people can bring flowers and offer condolences the entire week.

The association has also announced a period of mourning, in which its building at Kromme Nieuwegracht will remain closed.

According to Veritas, Classen was “a social, funny, and cheerful guy”. Several media have reported his accidental death. He was said to have fallen down a ravine while hiking in the Appalachian mountains.

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