Cellphone video captures floor collapse during Texas university house party
6 suffered minor injuries when floor collapsed at Denton apartment complex
DENTON, Texas – Dramatic cellphone video captured the moment a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment complex in North Texas.
Police say at least six people suffered minor injuries when part of the floor in a third-story apartment collapsed during a homecoming party for the University of North Texas.
Denton police say the accident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the complex that mainly houses UNT students.
Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Glenn says at least 30 people were in the unit when the floor in one room collapsed.
Video of the incident was posted on social media, and showed when the floor gave way. Another video was posted afterward showing party-goers climbing up what appears to be beams after the sprinklers had been set off.
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Officials say residents of the second-floor unit weren't home because they'd gone to the Denton Police Department to complain about the party noise.
Structural engineers will check the building. FOX 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported about 50 residents were displaced.
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