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UPDATED: Four Bauchi varsity students killed, 8 injured in bridge collapse

Four students have been confirmed killed with eight others injured following the collapse of a bridge at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Gubi Campus, Bauchi State on Monday night.

ATBU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulazeez Ahmed, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

The bridge links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms.

It collapsed at midnight during a heavy downpour as students were returning to their hostels after night study for their on-going 1st-semester examination.

The students have begun protesting, blaming the authorities’ negligence for the bridge collapse.

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