1999 Bonfire Collapse Battalion

The Battalion published the above front page hours after the 1999 Aggie Bonfire Collapse the morning of Nov. 18. While the final casualty count numbered 12 dead and 27 injured, The Battalion’s day-of coverage reflected the chaos and uncertainty surrounding the tragedy in its immediate aftermath. At 2:42 a.m. Nov. 18 every year since, the Aggies gather at the Bonfire Memorial to honor the lives of the 12 students who died.

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