Wild house party near UGA, injures 25 people

Athens-Clarke County building inspections director Doug Hansford said some of the foundations and exterior walls were also cracked.

ATHENS, Georgia – A house in Athens has been declared “dangerous” by Athens-Clarke County Building Inspections, when the floor suddenly collapsed at a party.

Athens Clarke County Police said the collapse occurred around 1 a.m. Friday near the University of Georgia, according to Associated press. About 25 people were injured.

On Friday evening, the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department released a statement explaining the circumstances of the collapse. Authorities said they were called to a house in Block 100 of Magnolia Bluff Drive, where victims fell through the floor into the crawl space below.

The Associated Press said the injuries ranged from cuts and scrapes to one person, who may have broken an arm.

Athens-Clarke County building inspections director Doug Hansford said some of the foundations and exterior walls were also cracked.

Police estimated that 500 people were on the first floor of the house when it collapsed.

Hansford said the house was built in 2004 and the owners will be contacted by a structural engineer to save the building or they could tear it down completely.

Hansford said the building was unsafe.

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