Dozens hurt in floor collapse at South Carolina condo party

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at South Carolina condo party

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at South Carolina condo party

The good times turned to chaos when the floor collapsed, dropping a room full of people into a lower level.

"Everybody was jumping, next thing you know, I'm jumping, I had my hands in the air and I can feel myself falling".

"All of a sudden, I just heard somebody scream and they just slowly fell and the view of that was bad and I tried grabbing people, whoever I could, but it was too late".

Clemson police received a call around 12:30 a.m. reporting the collapse at the Woodlands of Clemson Apartment, police Chief Jimmy Dixon told FOX Carolina.

Twenty-three students were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the campus update.

He says the school is reviewing security video to determine how many people were on the floor when it failed.

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Franzie Pendergrass and Leroy Pearson told WYFF they were in the middle of the clubhouse during the party.

It is understood numerous people at the party attended nearby Clemson University.

Disaster struck a college football homecoming party on Saturday night when the floor to an apartment building collapsed with several people inside.

"The Clubhouse and pool area is OFF LIMITS to all", said a copy of the email texted to the AP.

Students were partying in a clubhouse common area within the apartment complex, located about three miles from Clemson University, when the floor completely gave way and the crowd caved in on each other just after midnight Sunday morning. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were injured and we apologise for any inconvenience".

The investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing, CNN reported.

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