Man dies at party when pergola pillar collapses in Subiaco

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A STUDENT (22) is dead and his girlfriend (22) is in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital after the pillar that supported their hammock collapsed at a Robinson Street, Subiaco home about 12.30am on Sunday.

Both were in the hammock, attached to brick pillars supporting a pergola in the rear of the house during a party.

The boyfriend was critically injured and died later after being taken by St John Ambulance to intensive care at the hospital.

Police will investigate for a coronial report.