Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

Aaron Brown
November 14, 2017

The floor of an apartment complex in Denton, Texas, collapsed early Sunday morning, after a large group of party-goers were jumping forcefully. Busari says he fell through the floor himself, and that the party spiraled out of control when people he didn't know suddenly appeared.

Most of the residents at the Ridge Apartments are OK. They were at the police department reporting the party.

Although no one suffered any serious injuries, as many as 50 people were displaced and many of them were students of the University of North Texas.

The floor's collapse caused the apartment's sprinkler system to go off, WFAA ABC8 reported. At least six people had injuries, Denton police said, and no one had to be transported by ambulance. The fire department says it will be up to the city to determine if there were any code violations.

This jaw-dropping video shows the moment the floor gave way because of "too much jumping".

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"The university is here to help any of our students who may have been impacted", university officials said.

"They have parties quite a bit, nearly every weekend", Carley Carroll told NewsFix. "And it's one of those things that you fear would happen, but you don't think it's actually going to happen", said Carroll.

The Ridge at North Texas lists itself online as "a student-only community located in Denton, Texas, which serves the students of the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and North Central Texas College".

"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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