Apartment floor collapses under college students during wild homecoming party

Marsha Scott
November 14, 2017

Students didn't raise the roof at this party. About 50 people were packed inside for a UNT Homecoming after party jumping up and down and dancing when BOOM!

Most of the residents at the Ridge Apartments are OK.

Castro, a student at the University of North Texas, took a picture of the overflowing crowd before driving away from the apartment complex. Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the call was upgraded to a potential mass casualty incident once they arrived at the scene and additional support from other fire rescue units and Denton police was called for.

Students affected by the collapse said the apartment management company and university have secured places for them to stay, mostly in hotels or dorms.

Investigators said the terrifying collapse was caused by too much jumping.

In video posted to Twitter after the incident, partygoers can be seen crawling through the rubble of the collapse, trying to get back to the third floor as fire sprinklers go off. "We haven't even lived here three months, and everything we have is gone and destroyed".

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Carroll and her roommates weren't in the apartment at the time of the collapse.

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

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

"TVs, computers, just everything".

"We talked with the property owner - the fire marshal met with one of their building contractors yesterday".

It happened just before 2:00 a.m.at The Ridge at North Texas apartments located near Highway 288.

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