Four vasity students dead as Bauchi bridge collapses

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi has been shut following the death of four students in a flood disaster that hit the institution , the reports gathered.

The Vice – Chancellor of ATBU , Prof Muhammed Abdulaziz, who announced the closure of the school on Tuesday in Bauchi while addressing reporters over the incident , said the students died after the bridge in the school collapsed following hours of downpour .

According to him , the incident occurred on Monday night at Gubi Campus of the university . Seven students were also injured .

He said , “ The students were trying to return to their hostels in the midst of the rain last night (Monday ) when the connecting bridge between their reading area and their hostels collapsed and the students drowned .

“ While the full details of the occurrence are being awaited, others who were injured are currently receiving treatment in the university medical centre. ”

Abdulaziz said the missing ones had yet to be ascertained , but added that some student identification cards were recovered within the campus .

He said firefighters and the security agencies had moved to the campus to carry out search and rescue operations .

Reports learnt that many students were crossing the temporary bridge when it collapsed .

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