30 people hurt after floor collapse in Clemson

Sergio Conner
October 21, 2018

The incident occurred early Sunday morning in the clubhouse of The Woodlands of Clemson apartment complex. Videos shot at the scene showed a large party with people jumping around and dancing when the floor suddenly gave out from under them.

Property manager Tal Slann said the floor collapse occurred in a common area within the complex, which was built in 2004 and is three miles from Clemson University, CNN reported. Partygoers tumbled into the basement of the clubhouse after it fell, many of them breaking bones as they landed.

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

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It happened during a private party in the clubhouse at The Woodlands of Clemson around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to WSPA.

She added: 'Turning around and seeing a bunch of people who used to be on the second floor now on the basement was really surreal and people were crying. It was a lot to take in'.

No individuals were trapped during the collapse and it's unclear if anyone suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

The group was celebrating Clemson's homecoming win against N.C. State.

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