Dozens injured when floor collapses during house party

Partygoers fell from the second to the first floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say more than 30 people were injured when the floor collapsed during a party at a Tallahassee apartment building.

Police spokeswoman Anitra Highland tells the Tallahassee Democrat that no one died when the floor collapsed just after 1:20 a.m. Sunday. She described most of the injuries as "broken bones and sprains."

The floor's collapse dropped partygoers from the second floor to the first floor in the Seminole Grand Apartments' clubhouse.

A Florida A&M University student at the party says the collapse was "like riding a roller coaster with no seat belts."

Highland says a dozen people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Democrat reports that the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Leon County EMS and the Tallahassee police and fire departments responded to the scene.
 

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