30 students were injured after a fraternity house floor reportedly collapsed under their feet during a homecoming party near South Carolina’s Clemson University.
According to Greenville Online, a Kappa Alpha Psi homecoming house party at a rented apartment off campus quickly turned dangerous and chaotic when the floor collapsed.
“Police responded to the clubhouse at The Woodlands of Clemson on Old Greenville Highway about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived to find a scene that left 30 people injured, although no one was entrapped and none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening,” reports the publication. A sophomore student at Clemson stated that “everybody started jumping” when Chief Keef’s “Faneto” came on.
“The beat was about to drop and literally the whole floor collapsed,” the student Larissa Stone said. “It happened so quickly. I stood up, and everyone was trying to climb out. People are under other people. People are hurt. People are bleeding. I had blood on my sneakers. It was really bad.”
“I want to personally thank all the first responders who quickly came to the aid of our students, including the Clemson University Fire Department and our Student Affairs team, which has been with our students and their families since early (Sunday) morning,” Jim Clements, Clemson University president, said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those affected by this very unfortunate incident.”
Tal Slann, president of the complex’s management Woodlands Management of Clemson, Inc., sent an email to residents Sunday (Oct. 21) stating that the clubhouse and pool area would be off-limits for residents as the complex is inspected.