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Denton Students Still Homeless After Apartment Floor Collapse Caught on Video

Denton Students Still Homeless After Apartment Floor Collapse Caught on Video

Several videos capturing the moment a floor collapsed as students danced and celebrated inside a northern Texas apartment building, is raising awareness about party safety.

The party was held on the third floor of the complex, crashing into the floor below.

"A vast choice of amenities and its friendly staff create a worry-free environment that allows residents to focus on the most important thing - being a successful college student", according to the complex website.

However, dozens of University of North Texas students have subsequently been displaced.

"A medical triage was set up, but only minor injuries were reported", Denton Fire Marshal Brad Lahart said in a statement released Sunday.

In video posted to Twitter after the incident, partygoers can be seen crawling through the rubble of the collapse, trying to get back to the third floor as fire sprinklers go off.

Carroll told the station she's called the cops on her upstairs neighbors' parties before. Carroll and her three roommates, all sophomores at the University of North Texas, were not home at the time.

Glenn says about 30 people were in the apartment at the time of the collapse and that he believes the structure just couldn't handle that many people dancing and jumping at one time. The fire department says it will be up to the city to determine if there were any code violations.

"(We are) in the process of making alternate housing arrangements for those students, a local university offered help as well to provide alternate arrangements", a complex spokesman said.

Denton police tell NBC 5 that they never received any 911 calls to complain about the noise before the collapse. They're waiting to have structural engineers come in to verify that there's no structural damage that would cause a further building collapse.


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