By 1:30 AM on Sunday, Abiola Busari's house party at the University of North Texas had gotten a little out of hand. About 100 people were packed into his small third-story apartment, dancing, jumping, and generally losing their shit while a DJ played. One moment, everything was fine, even if the banger was a little too rowdy. Then this happened:
Busari's floor completely collapsed, sending at least six partiers tumbling through a gaping hole in the ground, the Houston Chronicle reports. They fell straight into the living room of the apartment below, splayed out among bottles of booze, broken furniture, and debris. The lucky revelers who didn't fall through teetered on the edge of the abyss, pressing up against the wall to keep from falling in. While they watched from the relative safety of the third floor, their buddies tried to claw themselves out of the pit like BoJack and Jessica Biel wading through the bowels of Hollywoo.
According to FOX 4, six people were treated for injuries at the scene, but no one suffered more than a few minor scrapes and bruises. Busari told WFAA things really got out of hand when a bunch of randos started showing up at his place, which is never a good sign. Davion Keys, a 22-year-old partygoer who crashed through the floor, told the Chronicle he didn't even know the folks throwing the rager.
"I fell on numerous people," Keys said. "Immediately the water pipes were busted and water was coming from all over the place. I remember being in midair falling, and I crawled my way to flat ground and went out the back window."
Thankfully, the kids who live beneath Busari's apartment weren't home when a terrifying stream of bodies, cheap booze, and splintered wood fell into their living room, according to CBS DFW. At the time of the collapse, they had already trekked to a campus police station to complain about the party after noticing the ceiling was quaking, worried it might collapse. According to Carley Carroll, who lives in the second-floor apartment, everything she and her roommates owned was destroyed. Even for a professional party cleaning company, the damage was irrevocable.
"It’s worse than you could possibly imagine because the sprinklers were on for two hours," Carroll told CBS. "So not only was all of our stuff crushed, but it’s completely soaked with water. Everything is gone."
The apartment complex in Denton, Texas, housed about 50 students who have all been evacuated from the building, according to FOX 4. While those tenants scramble to find a place to stay, Carroll is looking to replace everything she owned that was ruined in the incident—already managing to raise about $1,000 on GoFundMe.
Busari also started his own GoFundMe page to raise money for both his apartment and his neighbors' after all the damage his "night filled with fun and good energy" ultimately caused.
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