Classes Cancelled After Death At A Melbourne University

A person is dead after an incident at Melbourne's RMIT university, with classes cancelled and buildings closed as police investigate.

The  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in the city's CBD, confirmed an incident on Monday had led to the death of a person.

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The university reassured those on campus that "there is no immediate danger and no threat to staff or students", with police and emergency services on the scene having "the situation under control".

RMIT did not elaborate on the circumstances leading up to the death, other than to say it occurred in the university's Building 80, the Swanston Academic Building.

"Swanston Academic Building is one of the newest and most iconic buildings of RMIT University and houses the College of Business," according to RMIT's website.

RMIT University, in the Melbourne CBD. Photo: Google

10 daily has contacted Victoria Police for comment.

The university advised visitors to avoid the back entrance of the building and Stewart Street, which are closed as emergency crews respond to the incident.

"All classes in Building 80 have been cancelled for the afternoon and we are asking staff and students to stay away from the area while authorities manage the situation," RMIT tweeted.

The university also provided contact details for employee assistance and student advice services.

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