Atleast 5 students have been confirmed killed with many others injured after a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Gubi Campus.
The bridge which links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms collapsed at midnight, following a heavy downpour.
Students of the university are however currently protesting, blaming the bridge collapse on negligence by the institution’s authorities.
Director of Public Relations of the University, Andee Iheme confirmed the death of two students following the incident.
But at the point of filing this report it can be confirmed from reliable source that atleast 5 persons passed away as rla result of the incident.
At least five students of atbu have been confirmed dead from last nights bridge collapse. Let's pray God gives their family the fortitude to bear the loss. Sad morning pic.twitter.com/xiythvtbab
— Chris (@iam_xtova) August 6, 2019
See more photos of the collapsed pedestrian bridge below…
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