Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

Frederick Owens
November 14, 2017

Denton police say all occupants of the apartment were successfully evacuated, and only minor injuries were reported.

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

Glenn says at least 30 people were in the apartment when the floor gave way, although some witnesses and Twitter video of the incident show more people.

A total of 50 people at University of North Texas students were forced to leave their homes.

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.

One woman named Carley Carroll created a GoFundMe account for her sister, who lived in the apartment underneath where the party was taking place.

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"I have nowhere to go". "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". Fifty other residents are also displaced.

Officials told NBC 5 that pipes were broken and leaked into the second floor.

Reports said that the Denton Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire alarm.

"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", said Carroll. Police say those type of calls are low priority in nature and people have usually left the party by the time officers arrive.

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

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