An apartment party celebrating Homecoming in Clemson, South Carolina, turned into a horror story when the dance floor collapsed, sending many people to the floor below and injuring dozens. Dramatic footage of the incident has gone viral on Twitter.
Students were celebrating when, suddenly, things went terribly wrong:
#clemson #kappaparty #clemsonparty #floorcollapse @FoxNews @foxcarolinanews @FoxCarolina @CNN @cnnbrk… https://t.co/PBgi0mhPzC— Riccasso 🎧🎙🐺 (@Riccasso 🎧🎙🐺)1540131959.0
As authorities arrived on the scene, word of the accident began spreading around campus:
There is a horrible situation in the Woodlands of Clemson right now. A large party in one of the buildings had the… https://t.co/iDBfkodFbt— Walter G Brackin (@Walter G Brackin)1540097312.0
Clemson PSA: If you have any friends that went to a party at the woodlands, check on them. A floor collapsed and th… https://t.co/R49wVEOoNM— Karving Pumpkins 🎃 (@Karving Pumpkins 🎃)1540100333.0
Before long, video showing the aftermath of the collapse surfaced:
Top story: @CBSNews: 'A floor collapsed during a party at Clemson University, dropping terrified people into a base… https://t.co/qOxoM8NFvf— westbase.com (@westbase.com)1540161798.0
#BREAKING: Video after the #Clemson apartment clubhouse #collapse. This was sent to us by Jay Chavis. Dozens have b… https://t.co/D3P5Feq3V6— Dana Griffin (@Dana Griffin)1540111291.0
There were reportedly several serious injuries among those who were hurt.
At least 30 people have been hospitalsed in South Carolina after part of a floor collapsed at a house party near Cl… https://t.co/0WdX5nmXZ8— Jack Quann (@Jack Quann)1540113085.0
Those who fell through the floor tumbled into the basement below.
A look inside the #Clemson apartment clubhouse where dozens of people were injured after the floor collapsed. Court… https://t.co/5CrrhfZp4U— Dana Griffin (@Dana Griffin)1540136566.0
Twitter users were grateful things weren't even worse:
@ABC Thank goodness no one was killed.— David Cordell (@David Cordell)1540163047.0
@ABC Seems like they ignored or didn’t know about the person limit— Johnny Buckets (@Johnny Buckets)1540162397.0
@ABC OMG! Lot's of healing prayers for all of them :(— miriam parsons (@miriam parsons)1540162529.0
Others couldn't help but crack a joke to lighten the mood.
@ABC Literally 'bringing down the house'.— superdupermom (@superdupermom)1540163379.0
@ABC When the beat drops.— Max Farah (@Max Farah)1540162420.0
@ABC I am absolutely floored by what happened !— Jordan 🇫🇷 ᵠ (@Jordan 🇫🇷 ᵠ)1540163344.0
Clemson University released this statement regarding the incident:
"Clemson Student Affairs is working to determine how many of those injured were Clemson students, and to notify other institutions if one or more of their students were in attendance."
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An investigation of the collapse continues and those with injuries are being treated. Though the situation was terrifying, many are thankful no lives were lost.
Just learning about the awful incident with the apartment floor collapse in Clemson. Praying for those affected jus… https://t.co/injqGL0nAj— John Spinda (@John Spinda)1540126610.0
It's okay to have a little fun, but safety should always come first.