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5 powerful videos that remember the A&M bonfire 20 years since its collapse

1999: In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses in the early morning hours. The accident led Texas A&M to declare a discontinuance of the official bonfire, which had been a tradition for 90 years. However, a non-university sanctioned student bonfire has taken its place since 2002. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons)

HOUSTON – As the anniversary approaches, the Texas A&M community remembers their fellow Aggies involved in the 1999 Bonfire Collapse which killed 12 and injured 27.

For nearly 100 years, students in College Station came together for an annual bonfire ahead of the university's football game against its rival, the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns.

Here are five videos that perfectly tell the story of the accident which occurred 20 years ago.

Texas A&M Bonfire Memorial 20 Year Anniversary Tribute

Texas A&M - Bonfire Remembrance 10th Anniversary

1999 Bonfire Football Game | Texas A&M vs. UT

Traditions Tuesday: Bonfire 1999 (S1, E3)

The Aggie Bonfire Memorial at Texas A&M


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