Apartment floor collapses during college party
Minor injuries reported after students fall through the third floor, firefighters say that too many people jumping at one time the cause of the collapse of the University of Texas.
A raucous party in a crowded apartment in the neighborhood of a Texas college came to a crashing end early Sunday when the floor collapsed into the apartment below.
The poignant scene on The back of North Texas, near the University of North Texas in Denton, was captured on video from multiple angles and posted on social media.
Many who were at the party crawled over beams and plywood after the collapse.
All occupants were successfully evacuated and only minor injuries were reported.
— DENTON POLICE DEPT (@DENTONPD) November 12, 2017
Only minor injuries were reported, Denton Police said.
“I have nowhere to go. Everything I own is in there,” Carley Carroll, who lived in the second floor, the apartment below the party, told FOX 4 News. “That is life-threatening. When we are in our room, we have not made, because by what we’ve seen, it’s just completely gone.”
Damage visible from the outside, after the floor collapsed at a North Texas apartment complex during a party.
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Carroll and her three roommates, all of North Texas sophomore was not home at the time. Instead, they were on the Denton Police Department for making a noise complaint about the party.
The police told FOX 4 they believe that there are 100 people at the party.
The apartment complex in Denton, Texas is shut down after a floor collapsed at a college party.
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Carroll told the station she called the police on her upstairs neighbors’ parties.
“We have phoned and said: ‘It seems as if the ceiling is going to cave in,’ so I feel happy to say that there would be more done,” she said.
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The floor collapse caused water to spew from broken pipes in other apartments. The damage has affected 50 other residents in the complex.
The back of North Texas lists himself online as ” a student-only community located in Denton, Texas, that serves the students of the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and North Central Texas College.”
“A wide choice of facilities and friendly staff create a worry-free environment that allows residents to focus on the most important thing – a successful student,” according to the complex website.
Denton Police told FOX 4 they have received previous complaints about noise, but the people have mostly left the party by the time officers arrive.
Students affected by the collapse said the apartment management company, and the university secured places for them to stay, usually in hotels or dormitories.