Apartment floor collapses during student party in Denton


University of Nort Texas junior Abiola Busari hosted a homecoming party in this multi-story student apartment building.

Police estimate there were 100 people at the party. About 50 residents haven't been able to return to their apartmentst.

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

A party at the University of North Texas was apparently so lit this weekend that the floor actually collapsed.

Video posted to social media shows a crowd of people jumping up and down in the third-floor apartment before the floor collapsed, tumbling into the second-floor unit.

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

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Carroll says it isn't the first time she's called the cops on the apartment above.

Denton Police say they are working to confirm the previous noise complaints, but said those kinds of calls are low priority and people have usually left the party by the time police arrive. Moments before the collapse, two of the tenants drove to the police department to report the loud party that shook their home.

"TVs, computers, just everything".

The complex is helping those affected.

Out of about 40 people he said he helped, no one said thanks.

"The Ridge is a private facility in the City of Denton, and any information regarding the incident would need to come from either the property owner or operator, and the City of Denton PIO", a University of North Texas spokesperson said, reported Fox 4. "The Ridge is also arranging with structural engineers to assess the situation".