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30 injured when clubhouse floor collapses at Clemson apartment complex

Dozens injured when clubhouse floor collapses during a party in Clemson, SC

Dozens were injured when a clubhouse floor collapsed at The Woodlands of Clemson apartment complex around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 in Clemson, SC.
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Dozens were injured when a clubhouse floor collapsed at The Woodlands of Clemson apartment complex around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 in Clemson, SC.

More than two-dozen people were injured when a clubhouse floor collapsed at a Clemson apartment complex early Sunday.

It happened during a private party in the clubhouse at The Woodlands of Clemson around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to WSPA.

Part of the clubhouse floor collapsed into the building’s basement as attendees were dancing in unison, Woodlands Property Management President Tal Slann told CNN.

“Everyone was jumping. The beat was about to drop and then the whole floor collapsed,” Larissa Stone, a sophomore at Clemson, told the Anderson Independent Mail. “Everyone was trying to climb out. People were under other people. People were bleeding. I had blood on my sneakers.”

More than 30 people were transported to three area hospitals, FOX Carolina reported.

“By the time I had put one foot out the door, I felt that something was weird and that’s when everyone just collapsed and the guy behind me disappeared,” 20-year-old Raven Guerra told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sunday. “Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards.”

Clemson University Fire and EMS coordinated triage and transport for the injured, the school said late Sunday morning. Student affairs representatives were sent to all three hospitals.

“We’re continuing to gather information, and are encouraged by the initial reports of no life-threatening injuries,” the university said in a tweet.

Video posted to social media shows the moment the floor collapses, sending dozens of party-goers plummeting into the basement.

The complex is located on S.C. 93, about two miles away from Clemson University.

In April 2016, several people were injured at a Clemson rental home when a deck collapsed during a party, The Greenville News reported at the time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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