When you think of homecoming weekend on a college campus, you automatically think about parties with massive amounts of people. However, this homecoming was no ordinary homecoming. The North Texas Mean Green walloped the University of Texas at El Paso 45-10 in the big game. The students were hyped and ready to celebrate.
Abiola Busari, a junior at University of North Texas, decided to throw a party at his apartment for a few of his friends to celebrate the big win. Before he knew it, people were coming in cramming themselves into a 3rd floor apartment as they came to dance. Many of the people Busari didn’t even know. As he reportedly felt the floor shake, he allegedly tried to get people to leave but they were having a good time. Inside, he felt like the party was a bad idea but he had no idea just how bad it would be.
When Good Times Go Wrong:
Can you believe the party had a DJ? According to Washington Post, Dayo Oyenuga served as a DJ for the homecoming party given by Abiola Busari. The party goers reportedly enjoyed his music so much that they began to jump and dance to the music. The party began Saturday night but continued into Sunday morning as people began to fill the balcony. Busari’s downstairs neighbor, sophomore Carley Carroll, was used to the loud music as parties were given regularly at their apartment complex. At times, Carroll noticed that her ceiling would go up and down but she never believed that it would literally cave in.
Every weekend a different party, the student told CBS-11. While she wondered if her ceiling would cave in, she never believed that it actually would. It’s one of those things you don’t think is actually going to happen.
However, when the DJ played “What” by Playboi Carti, the crowd went wow and the dancing got worse. Police officers believe that at least a 100 people were in the apartment bouncing up and down to the music. Unfortunately, what initially began as a good time turned into a nightmare as the floor of the apartment collapsed under the weight of the dozens of students.
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um what did i just experience pic.twitter.com/cQLaRYXb62
— Bianca Iwunze (@biancaiwunze) November 12, 2017
Authorities told Fox 4 that six people were treated at the scene, but no one was taken to the hospital. Surprising, all the injuries were minor and no one walked away seriously hurt. Due to the extensive flooding that was caused by the pipes breaking as the floor fell down, about 50 residents will be displaced. Two of those residents are: Abiola Busari and Carley Carroll. Thankfully, Carroll was not home at the time of the massive collision. Among the party goers who collapsed through the floor, were students DeeJay Priestly, 22, and Davion Keys, 22. Priestly recalled the moment he saw Keys fall through the floor.
I was lucky to have no injuries, but I fell on numerous people. 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.
Because of the damage, Busari and Carley’s apartments are destroyed. To help with the damage, Carley started a GoFundMe account to raise money to replace the furniture and personal items that were destroyed in the accident.
The entire building was evacuated, leaving nearly 50 students homeless by the time class resumed Monday morning.What a weekend!