UNT students displaced after floor of apartment complex collapses during party
- Author: Jon Douglas Nov 14, 2017,
Nov 14, 2017, 0:24
Several people suffered minor injuries when the third floor of a Denton apartment building collapsed on Saturday.
Police estimate there were 100 people at the party.
Carly Carroll, an apartment resident told CBS affiliate WKRG-TV: "Its worse than you could possibly imagine because the sprinklers were on for two hours so not only was all of our stuff crushed, but its completely soaked with water".
Abiola Busari, a junior at University of North Texas, hosted the homecoming party and lives in the unit that collapsed.
Officials also believe the collapse happened because there was too much jumping during the party. At least six people had injuries, Denton police said, and no one had to be transported by ambulance.
"They have parties quite a bit, nearly every weekend", Carley Carroll told NewsFix.
Carley Carroll is a UNT sophomore who lives on the second floor directly below the unit that collapsed.
Carroll and her three roommates say they have nowhere to go, and are displaced along with fifty other residents.
"We're trying to reach a goal of $10,000 to help my neighbor and to help pay for damages", he explained.
Denton Police told FOX 4 they have received previous noise complaints, but people have mostly left the party by the time officers arrive.
Another email to tenants said the matter is being investigated by authorities and a structural engineer will be evaluating the building. "Once they get that, they should be able to make some repairs to the electric and water and get them turned back on to at least the nine units", he said, referring to those not directly affected by the collapse.