Dozens hurt in floor collapse at South Carolina condo party


The call was concerning the collapse of a first story floor within the clubhouse, crashing to the second level of the building.

Clemson, South Carolina police say guests were dancing in an apartment clubhouse when the floor gave way, causing dozens to fall into the basement.

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.

About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the centre portion of the floor at the clubhouse in SC caved in during a private party. Details on the extent of the injuries were not immediately available. "Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards".

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"You've got people that are trying to have a good time, trying to enjoy themselves...then the next thing they know the floor collapses", said Chief Jimmy Dixon with the Clemson Police Department.

The apartment complex is about three miles northeast of Clemson University.

'It was a lot to take in'. From there, the homeowner's association will determine how to rebuild the clubhouse to make it safe for all residents. "I can tell you there was a party".

The investigation is ongoing. "The clubhouse will be inspected by structural engineers as soon as possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were injured and we apologise for any inconvenience".