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Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton

14 November 2017, 12:23 | Darnell Patrick

The third floor at a student apartment complex in Denton collapsed during a party

The third floor at a student apartment complex in Denton collapsed during a party

Several videos capturing the moment a floor collapsed as students danced and celebrated inside a northern Texas apartment building, is raising awareness about party safety. About 50 people were packed inside for a UNT Homecoming after party jumping up and down and dancing when BOOM!

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.

Only minor injuries were reported, Denton Police said. Carroll and her three roommates, all sophomores at the University of North Texas, were not home at the time.

According to Denton firefighters the cause of the collapse could have been too much jumping.

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Carroll says none of the items in her apartment can be saved after the collapse, adding the sprinkler system went off for two hours. "Everything you need for college is gone".

"We've called and said, 'It looks like the ceiling is going to cave in, ' so I feel like with us saying that, there could've been more that was done", she said.

Denton Police told FOX 4 they have received previous noise complaints, but people have mostly left the party by the time officers arrive.

The party's host, Abiola Busari, said he will be staying with some friends.

"Currently the building is completely shut down. until the apartment complex can get a structural engineer, and a construction crew out here to check the building out and certify that the entire building is safe", said Denton Fire Marshal Brad Lahart.



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