Dozens injured at party in SC in floor collapse

Hannah Rogers
October 23, 2018

Soon after, the floor gave way and dozens of people were sucked into the basement.

A video shows the moment dozens of people were injured during a party in Clemson, South Carolina, after the floor collapsed during the early morning hours of October 21.

About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the centre of the floor caved in at a building near Clemson University, in SC.

"So everyone was jumping". I stood up, and everyone was trying to climb out. People are hurt. People are bleeding. "Then I wake up, because I blacked out, and there [were] girls everywhere with blood all over their face", said Leroy Pearson, who witnessed the incident. "It was really bad".

Clemson sophomore Larissa Stone said that the room was "packed" as a popular song played. "That many people should not have been in there".

Clemson University said the event was an annual homecoming weekend party sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and attended by students and non-students alike. Clemson assured its affected students that they would be given all the "support" they needed.

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He says the school is reviewing security video to determine how many people were on the floor when it failed. The scene of joy and celebration quickly turned to chaos and screaming.

"The floor broke", one woman yells.

Stunned partygoers could be seen peering down into the huge gaping hole.

Some of the attendees broke bones as they fell from the common area into the basement of the off-campus apartment complex.

"I can tell you there was a party". This party resulted in a collapse of the floor structure in front of the fireplace at the clubhouse.

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

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