30 injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

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Dozens of people were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment building near Clemson University in South Carolina.

Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police.

The collapse happened on the first floor of a building at The Woodlands of Clemson, a neighborhood a few minutes from campus, just before 12:30 a.m. The center of the floor at a clubhouse collapsed into the basement, police said.

The clubhouse had been leased for a private party. Videos shot at the scene showed a large party with people jumping around and dancing when the floor suddenly gave out from under them.

Everyone was able to be extricated from the building and no one was trapped, according to officials.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, Clemson Police Department said.

Clemson University was celebrating Homecoming this weekend and had won an important college football game over fellow ranked opponent North Carolina State on Saturday afternoon.

Police said an investigation into the incident was ongoing.



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