The 19-year-old students at the University of Chester, Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, won a nightclub costume contest on Halloween while dressed as the towers, the BBC says.November 6, 2013
Those towers, of course, were attacked and destroyed during the Sept. 11 terror attacks, killing nearly 3,000 people inside the skyscrapers. The BBC says that the pair's costumes even included fake flames and an explosion.
Both the university and its student union condemned the costumes, and a University of Chester spokesperson told the BBC that they've begun an "urgent investigation" into the students.
"The idea was to depict a serious, modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke," Langford and Collinge said.
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