A&M settles decade-old bonfire lawsuit

COLLEGE STATION, TX The university was sued by several people who were injured and family members of those killed in the November 1999 collapse. The giant wedding cake-like structure fell as it was being built in annual A&M tradition.

The university has not allowed the bonfire on campus since then.

The settlement requires any future plans for an on-campus fire to have engineering oversight, though A&M officials said no decision has been made on whether one will be allowed.

A university spokesman said the settlement also includes a monetary payment to victims, but he didn't immediately know those details.

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