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Bahamian UCA students hold vigil after hurricane hits home

(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
CONWAY, AR (KAIT/KATV) -

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, college students in Arkansas are remembering the victims of the storm as it hit the Bahamas.

On Thursday, dozens of students at the University of Central Arkansas held a candlelight vigil. Hours before the vigil, Hurricane Matthew hit the Bahamas' most populous island of New Providence.

According to KATV, most of the students at the vigil are from the capital city of Nassau.

“My neighbor across the street, a part of their roof actually fell into their house,” Rashan Stubbs told KATV.

Another student, Nicolette Russell, said she spoke to her mom and sister but she can’t reach her dad.

“I’m really not sure of his condition right now. I’ve very concerned,” Russell said.

According to KATV, UCA President Tom Courtway assured international and out-of-state students affected by the storm that the University is there for them.

For more information from KATV, click here.

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