The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, has denied it’s trying to find lacking college students after the collapse of a bridge within the faculty reportedly claimed the lives of 4 college students.
A metallic bridge linking the hostels and lecture halls collapsed at about 11.45pm on Monday following a downpour which brought on flooding within the faculty. Seven college students have been reportedly injured, with some lacking.
However ATBU Vice-Chancellor, Muhammad Abdullazeez, who standard Bauchi official head Bala Mohammed, who rewarded him a priority outing on Wednesday, held they shortly set up out that three college students died.
He mentioned, “The administration felt that it was essential to assemble a steel bridge for between 10 and 15 folks at a time. It was not meant for static masses however for dynamic masses, which means, you don’t stand on it, you simply cross.
The reviews we acquired from a few of the college students have been that when the rain had stopped and the scholars have been about crossing, they discovered the scene glorious for them to take selfies.
In order that they began from two and earlier than you could possibly realise it, there have been greater than 30 college students on the bridge standing, and that bridge was not meant for folks to face.
A number of the college students couldn’t cross and needed to additionally stand, and the bridge instantly collapsed and that was how we misplaced three college students. As of right now we don’t have any pupil lacking.
Primarily based on our information, no pupil is lacking for now. Three college students –two from Kogi State and one from Benue State – have been confirmed useless. Two females and a male they usually have been all from the division of enterprise schooling and administration research.
Abdullazeez mentioned that they had arrange a committee to research the incident.
He thanked the state authorities and the safety companies for his or her intervention.
The governor commiserated with the households of the deceased, the college authorities and college students over the incident.
Mohammed mentioned the go to was to evaluate the areas that required pressing consideration, pledging that the state authorities would repair the collapsed bridge.
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