Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

14 November, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Phil Peters
  • While dancing rapper Playboi Carti's What the floor gives way and drops dozens of screaming people to the second floor

Detectives believe the collapse was caused by too much jumping. Glenn said a few students sustained minor injuries.

The residents in the apartment below had just left minutes before, in order to make a noise complaint about the party with the Denton Police Department.

Videos show water spewing from broken pipes as people climb over beams and plywood to escape.

Abioloa Busari, a junior at University of North Texas hosted the homecoming party and lives in the unit that collapsed.

"I have nowhere to go".

People at the party, many of them UNT students, had to crawl from the empty second floor apartment, back to the third.

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.

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Carroll and her roommates are not the only ones affected.

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

"TVs, computers, just everything".

Another tenant, Carley Carroll, said large parties have been taking place for the past three months.

"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", she said.

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".

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

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