Ceremony Thursday over 1999 A&M bonfire collapse

COLLEGE STATION, TX A ceremony was planned for 2:42 a.m. CST Thursday at the campus collapse site, the same time when on Nov. 18, 1999, the log pile fell. The accident killed 12 Aggies and left 27 hurt.

The annual bonfire, which began in 1909, was the ultimate tradition for many Aggies. A commission that investigated the collapse found that students had been cutting corners in construction for years and school officials had failed to adequately supervise them.

No single person or group was blamed for the accident.

A bonfire remembrance exhibit is on display through Nov. 24 at Rudder Exhibit Hall.

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