Apartment floor collapses during student party

University of Nort Texas junior Abiola Busari hosted a homecoming party in this multi-story student apartment building. He says the party got out of control and there were people in his apartment he didn't know.

No word if "structural issues" at The Ridge Apartments on Colorado Blvd. are actually to blame.

Until the building and its sprinkler system are repaired, the utilities will remain shut off, Denton Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Glenn said.

University of North Texas students who were celebrating homecoming in Denton ended the party with a - bang. Glenn said a few students sustained minor injuries.

Denton firefighters believe the cause of the collapse was too much jumping.

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Carroll and her roommates weren't in the apartment at the time of the collapse.

Videos show water spewing from broken pipes as people climb over beams and plywood to escape. "That's life threatening. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone". The fire department says it will be up to the city to determine if there were any code violations.

"They have parties quite a bit, nearly every weekend", Carley Carroll told NewsFix. In the meantime, she said, the complex will reimburse affected residents who want to stay at the nearby Best Western.

"We've called and said, 'It looks like the ceiling is going to cave in, ' so I feel like with us saying that, there could've been more that was done", Carroll told Fox 4.

The Ridge at North Texas lists itself online as "a student-only community located in Denton, Texas, which serves the students of the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and North Central Texas College".

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