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Apartment floor collapses during student party in Denton

Apartment floor collapses during student party in Denton

According to witnesses, students were jumping inside the small and crowded apartment, causing it to collapse. Denton paramedics treated seven people at the scene for minor injuries but didn't take anyone to the hospital by ambulance.

NBC reported that two tenants drove to the police station to report the party - which was so loud the apartment shook.

No serious injuries were reported, but six people suffered minor injuries after the floor gave way, sending partygoers at The Ridge at North Texas apartment complex to the second-floor apartment below, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.

"I have nowhere to go. Everything I own is in there", Carley Carroll, who lived in the second-floor apartment below the party, told FOX 4 News. "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".

CBS DFW said the nightmare for students began at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday when the Denton Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire alarm.

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Carroll and her three roommates, all North Texas sophomores, were not home at the time.

About 50 people were displaced following the incident.

"Everybody was screaming and in total shock they didn't know what do", said Day Oyenuga, the party's DJ. Carroll says that's typical; she's called the cops on the party-goers before. Police say those type of calls are low priority in nature and people have usually left the party by the time officers arrive.

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