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      Walkway collapse forces evacuation at University Village

      MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the University has begun a thorough inspection of all buildings within the University Village apartment complex.

      18 people including children were evacuated from a Mizzou residence hall after a walkway collapsed shortly after 4:00 A.M. on Saturday.

      University Village resident Ghazwan Alwan called 911 after he heard the walkway shift from his apartment.

      Alwan said a Columbia firefighter fell through the walkway while responding to the emergency.

      The condition of the firefighter is unknown.

      All of the University Village residents are safe.


      MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the University has begun a thorough inspection of all buildings within the University Village apartment complex.

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