Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton

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

A raucous party in an over-crowded apartment near a Texas college came to a crashing end early Sunday when the floor collapsed into the apartment below.

Five to seven people were treated at the scene and released, Lahart said.

Video posted to social media shows a crowd of people jumping up and down in the third-floor apartment before the floor collapsed, tumbling into the second-floor unit.

The part at the University of North Texas on Saturday night ended with a flood of calls into 9-1-1 reporting that the roof had collapsed.

"I have nowhere to go".

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. "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".

In an email sent to residents at The Ridge, general manager Pamela Smith said residents who were displaced are able to stay at the Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites and would be reimbursed for lodging expenses.

It could've been life or death for Carley Carroll, who lives in that second floor apartment below the party.

Carroll and her roommates are not the only ones affected.

Most of the residents at the Ridge Apartments are OK. Out of about 40 people he said he helped, no one said thanks. "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. Police say those type of calls are low priority in nature and people have usually left the party by the time officers arrive.

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