A Boston University student has died and 15 people were injured, including two other BU students, in an Allston fire early Sunday morning. University officials have identified the student as Binland Lee, a senior who was studying marine biology.
Lee was set to graduate in September from the school’s marine program, BU officials said. She had served as the vice president of the BU Marine Science Association. According to the university, Lee graduated in 2009 from Brooklyn Technical High School, a high school that accepts students who pass a rigorous exam.
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