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Texas College Apartment Party Causes Floor to Collapse

13 November 2017

The nightmare for students began at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday when firefighters responded to a report of a fire alarm.

According to witnesses, students were jumping inside the small and crowded apartment, causing it to collapse. Fort Worth Star-Telegram said the call was upgraded to a potential mass casualty incident once they arrived at the scene and additional support from other fire rescue units and Denton police was called for.

"It was just way too many people in my apartment, I have no idea who these people were", said Abiola Busari, who threw the party in his apartment.

Damage visible from the outside after the floor collapsed at a North Texas apartment complex during a party.

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Carley Carroll is a UNT sophomore who lives on the second floor directly below the unit that collapsed.

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Denton police tell NBC 5 that they never received any 911 calls to complain about the noise before the collapse. Carroll says that's typical; she's called the cops on the party-goers before.

"I grabbed my keys, my wallet and I left to the police department", she said. Pipes were broken and leaked into the second and first floors.

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Most of the residents at the Ridge Apartments are OK.

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

Students affected by this say both the apartment management and the university have helped secure places for them to stay, mostly in hotels or dorms and food.

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Texas College Apartment Party Causes Floor to Collapse