Floor collapses at apartment party in Denton; only minor injuries reported


A party came to an abrupt end Sunday morning in Texas after the floor full of party-goers collapsed underneath them into the apartment below. Police estimated about 100 people were packed into the third-floor unit.

No word if "structural issues" at The Ridge Apartments on Colorado Blvd. are actually to blame.

"I grabbed my keys, my wallet and I left to the police department", she said.

A raucous homecoming party ended when an apartment floor caved in, sending at least 30 people crashing into the unit below Saturday. Denton paramedics treated seven people at the scene for minor injuries but didn't take anyone to the hospital by ambulance.

Aftermath of the collapse was caught on video by several students who were there.

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According to witnesses, students were jumping inside the small and crowded apartment, causing it to collapse. The junior at the University of North Texas said he was dancing when the collapse occurred and also fell into the apartment below.

Carroll told the station she's called the cops on her upstairs neighbors' parties before. "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".

"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.

"In the process of making alternate housing arrangements for those students, a local university offered help as well to provide alternate arrangements". They were at the police department reporting the party. In the meantime, she said, the complex will reimburse affected residents who want to stay at the nearby Best Western.

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