Monday, 19 November, 2018

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at SC apartment party

30 injured when floor collapses at college party Floor collapse near Clemson University leaves at least 30 hurt, authorities say
Deanna Wagner | 21 October, 2018, 18:48

No individuals were trapped during the collapse and it's unclear if anyone suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Dozens of college students were injured when a floor collapsed Saturday night during a dance party. and it was caught on video.

The crowd was swallowed up as they fell from the first floor into the basement. "It happened so quickly". "Everyone was trying to climb out". People are under other people.

In April 2016, several people were injured at a Clemson rental home when a deck collapsed during a party, The Greenville News reported at the time. "People were bleeding. I had blood on my sneakers". "It was really bad".

At least 30 party attendees were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed at an apartment complex near Clemson University in SC, sending guests falling several feet into a clubhouse basement, authorities said.

Partygoers screamed, and those who didn't fall stood on portions of the first floor that remained and gazed below in shock.

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'Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards'.

A witness who attended the party said people were jumping and then suddenly he heard "a boom".

"It was insane", Pearson said.

The floor collapse occurred in a clubhouse unit that had been leased for a private party.

The apartment complex's answering service said no officials would be available for comment before Monday.