CLEMSON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Kappa Alpha Psi has been identified as the fraternity that hosted an event at a Clemson University area apartment complex early Sunday morning. The event was the scene of a floor collapse that injured dozens.

Pickens County emergency officials say a floor in the clubhouse of the Woodlands of Clemson Apartments collapsed into the building’s basement.


Clemson’s Associate VP for Strategic Communications, Joe Galbraith, confirmed that Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity hosted the event. source

Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon later released details regarding what happened.

According to Dixon, police received the call around 12:30 a.m. reporting the collapse. Officers on scene found multiple people injured and called in for further assistance from other emergency services. Police say a private party was being held by a group who had leased the clubhouse. At some point, the first floor collapsed, crashing into the basement of the building.

Dixon says nobody was entrapped, but 30 people were transported to three area hospitals.

It is still unknown if anyone suffered life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is also ongoing.

Clemson University Fire coordinated triage and transport of the injured.


Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Clemson is home to Clemson University; in 2015, the Princeton Review cited the town of Clemson as ranking #1 in the United States for “town-and-gown” relations with its resident university, according to Wikipedia.

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