Denton apartment floor collapses during party

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DENTON, Texas (KWTX) A party that involved a lot of jumping is believed to be the cause of a floor collapse at a student apartment complex in Denton early Sunday morning.

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CBS affiliate KTVT in Dallas reports the Denton fire department received calls of a roof collapse at the Ridge Apartments around 1:45 a.m.

Officials say they arrived to the collapse and saw partygoers dangling in between floors.

The party was held on the third floor of the complex, crashing into the floor below.

Officials also believe the collapse happened because there was too much jumping during the party.

While the students are okay, dozens of them are now without a home.

One student KTVT spoke to says the party happened in the unit directly hers, and that as a result of the collapse all of her and her roommates' possessions are ruined from a combination of the collapse and fire sprinkler leakage.