30 injured when floor collapses at college party

"Everyone was jumping. The beat was about to drop and literally the whole floor collapsed", a Clemson University sophomore told local paper Independent Mail.

Partygoers screamed, and those who didn't fall stood around the remaining edges of the floor and stared below in shock.

Thankfully, none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

"All you seen was falling, everybody's hands up in the air", Franzie Pendergrass told WYFF News 4. "Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards". Authorities said an investigation into the collapse will continue this week.

"You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of", he said, "but nobody thought it was going to happen".

The clubhouse had been leased for a private party.

The property management of the clubhouse says it was built in 2004.

It is understood numerous people at the party attended nearby Clemson University. He warned his friends and suggested a retreat to the balcony but the floor collapsed before they could make it.

Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police.

"You've got people that are trying to have a good time, trying to enjoy themselves...then the next thing they know the floor collapses", said Chief Jimmy Dixon with the Clemson Police Department.

Police said they were called about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Slann sent out an email to residents about the collapse.

  • Jon Douglas