Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Witnesses said the party at the event space of an apartment complex was just getting started when the floor collapsed. No one was trapped.

Partygoers at the Woodlands apartment complex were celebrating Clemson University's emphatic 41-7 football victory over North Carolina State on homecoming weekend when the incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. EDT. "It was a lot to take in".

The first floor dance area ended up collapsing without warning into the basement of the apartment - a shocking thing to watch here, of course, but at least we can also report that authorities say there were NO life-threatening injuries involved.

People could be heard screaming as they tried to claw their way out of the pool of injured bodies.




Part of the clubhouse floor collapsed into the building's basement as attendees were dancing in unison, Woodlands Property Management President Tal Slann told CNN.

"Everyone was jumping. The beat was about to drop and literally the whole floor collapsed", a Clemson University sophomore told local paper Independent Mail. "Everyone was trying to climb out. Then I wake up, because I blacked out, and there [were] girls everywhere with blood all over their face", Leroy Pearson told CBS affiliate WSPA-TV. "I can tell you there was a party".

Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police. He warned his friends and suggested a retreat to the balcony but the floor collapsed before they could make it.

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