Massive college student party in Texas causes floor of apartment to collapse

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14 November, 2017

The floor of a Denton apartment unit collapsed during a party early Sunday morning, with video showing the cave-in that forced approximately 50 people out of their North Texas homes.

Dozens of people are seen crawling on the floor below, while others try to maintain their balance as the third floor crumbles away.

"A vast choice of amenities and its friendly staff create a worry-free environment that allows residents to focus on the most important thing - being a successful college student", according to the complex website.

No serious injuries were reported, but six people suffered minor injuries after the floor gave way, sending partygoers at The Ridge at North Texas apartment complex to the second-floor apartment below, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.

Denton firefighters believe the cause of the collapse was too much jumping.

Carroll says none of the items in her apartment can be saved after the collapse, adding the sprinkler system went off for two hours.

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"TV's, computers, just everything", Carroll told WFAA. "We haven't even lived here three months, and everything we have is gone and destroyed".

"Everybody was screaming and in total shock they didn't know what do", said Day Oyenuga, the party's DJ.

"The Ridge is a private facility in the City of Denton, and any information regarding the incident would need to come from either the property owner or operator, and the City of Denton PIO", a University of North Texas spokesperson said, reported Fox 4.

Denton police tell NBC 5 that they never received any 911 calls to complain about the noise before the collapse.

"In the process of making alternate housing arrangements for those students, a local university offered help as well to provide alternate arrangements".


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