Dozens injured at party in SC in floor collapse

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30 people hurt after floor collapse in Clemson
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23 October, 2018

Dozens of people were injured on October 21, 2018 after a floor collapsed during a party in an apartment clubhouse in Clemson, South Carolina.

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

"Everybody was jumping, next thing you know". I had blood on my sneakers.

Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon said it could have been a lot worse.

A video shared on the WYFF Facebook page showed chaos as the floor collapsed, and the NBC affiliate confirmed that 30 people were taken to three area hospitals. Reports say many were taken to hospitals with injuries but none was considered life-threatening.

"I'm monitoring the situation, and my thoughts and prayers are with all who were injured", Clemson University president Jim Clements said in a statement.

In the video footage posted on social media, people were shouting and dancing before the floor caved in.

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Property manager Tal Slann told The Associated Press that the condominium complex was built in 2004-2005.

The college homecoming party in SC that ended catastrophically when the floor collapsed early Sunday morning was thrown by a Black fraternity, according to reports. People are under other people.

An email sent from condo management to its residents said there would be an inspection.

The clubhouse building where the collapse happened is a common area within the complex.

Mr Pearson said he blacked out from the fall, and woke up in a pile of injured people.

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


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