Four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi have died and seven others injured following the collapse of a bridge in the institution as a result of a heavy downpour that lasted several hours.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Mohammed Ahmed Abdulazeez, who briefed journalists yesterday, said the incident happened on Monday night at the Gubi campus of the institution.
He said the dead students included “three males and one female for now, and they are in the department of management sciences and the other one in the mortuary business education.
“For now, we have learnt that the incident occurred while the students were trying to return to their hostel in the midst of the rain last night. The connecting bridge between their reading area and their hostel collapsed. Two students were drowned, and I learnt that additional two also died. Others who were injured in the accident are currently receiving treatment at the university’s medical centre,” he said.