A party that involved a lot of jumping is believed to be the cause of a floor collapse at a student apartment complex in Denton early Sunday morning.
The apartment complex in Denton, Texas is sealed off after a floor collapsed at a college party.
Until the building and its sprinkler system are repaired, the utilities will remain shut off, Denton Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Glenn said.
"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. The junior at the University of North Texas said he was dancing when the collapse occurred and also fell into the apartment below.
"I was right next to the floor where it collapsed", UNT student DeeJay Priestly told the Houston Chronicle. 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. "We haven't even lived here three months, and everything we have is gone and destroyed". The fire department says it will be up to the city to determine if there were any code violations.
"In the process of making alternate housing arrangements for those students, a local university offered help as well to provide alternate arrangements".
Carroll told the station she's called the cops on her upstairs neighbors' parties before. "And it's one of those things that you fear would happen, but you don't think it's actually going to happen", said Carroll.
The Ridge at North Texas is a student- only apartment complex, owned privately and not by UNT.