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Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Caught on Camera: Apartment Floor Collapses During Homecoming Party

Caught on Camera: Apartment Floor Collapses During Homecoming Party

The collapse was captured on cellphone video.

Students at a Texas college brought a whole new meaning to bringing down the house when the floor collapsed during a party over the weekend.

The students living in the apartment below were reporting the loud party at the police station at the time of the collapse.

Six people were treated at the scene, but no one was taken to the hospital, according to Denton police.

Broken water pipes could be seen spraying water into the second-floor apartment.

Seconds later the floor gives way, leading to dozens of people plummeting into the depths below as screams ring out.

The rest of the units in the building at The Ridge at North Texas, a privately-owned, students-only apartment complex, are structurally sound, said Scott McDonald, building official for the city of Denton.

The incident was caught on video from multiple angles from the apartment near the University of North Texas in Denton, near Dallas.

Until the building and its sprinkler system are repaired, the utilities will remain shut off, Denton Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Glenn said.

Most of the residents at the Ridge Apartments are OK.

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

Police said the only call to the apartment damaged at The Ridge at North Texas was for a noise disturbance, September 24 at 2:08 a.m.

"We're trying to reach a goal of $10,000 to help my neighbor and to help pay for damages", he explained.

Local firefighters believe the floor collapsed because of too much jumping.

That differed from accounts of students who lived in the building, who said they had called police and management about crowds several times.

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