A number of residents from a Denton student apartment complex have been displaced after the floor of a third-story unit collapsed during a party Saturday night. But the floor gave way under the weight of the dozens of students gathered at the party.
No word if "structural issues" at The Ridge Apartments on Colorado Blvd. are actually to blame.
The astonishing accident took place at around 1.40am in a students-only housing complex in the city of Denton in Texas.
Denton police said there was a large party happening in a 3rd floor apartment during the collapse. At least six people had injuries, Denton police said, and no one had to be transported by ambulance.
The floor's collapse caused the apartment's sprinkler system to go off, WFAA ABC8 reported.
"They have parties quite a bit, nearly every weekend", Carley Carroll told NewsFix.
"I was right next to the floor where it collapsed", UNT student DeeJay Priestly told the Houston Chronicle.
Carley Carroll is a UNT sophomore who lives on the second floor directly below the unit that collapsed. "We haven't even lived here three months, and everything we have is gone and destroyed".
"We talked with the property owner - the fire marshal met with one of their building contractors yesterday".
"Everybody was screaming and in total shock they didn't know what do", said Day Oyenuga, the party's DJ. In the meantime, she said, the complex will reimburse affected residents who want to stay at the nearby Best Western.
Denton Police told FOX 4 they have received previous noise complaints, but people have mostly left the party by the time officers arrive.