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50 people displaced after floor collapses during party

14 November 2017

According to witnesses, students were jumping inside the small and crowded apartment, causing it to collapse. 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.

The apartment complex in Denton, Texas is sealed off after a floor collapsed at a college party.

The student who lived in the second-story apartment was not at home at the time of the collapse. "That's life threatening. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone".

University of Nort Texas junior Abiola Busari hosted a homecoming party in this multi-story student apartment building.

Carroll and her roommates are not the only ones affected. At least 50 residents in the complex have now been forced to relocate while the building is assessed for water and structural damage.

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

"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", Carroll told Fox 4.

That's when the floor gave out under the weight of the crowd, sending dozens of people into the second floor apartment below. Police say there were no serious injuries and no one needed to go to the hospital.

"(We are) in the process of making alternate housing arrangements for those students, a local university offered help as well to provide alternate arrangements", a complex spokesman said.

50 people displaced after floor collapses during party