Miami – At least three people have died and 99 are still missing after the partial collapse this Friday of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, in Miami-Dade County, Florida, where rescue teams continue to work through the rubble in Search for possible survivors.
Although the authorities maintain the figure of one death, local media indicated that rescue personnel in the area reported that there are three dead after the collapse of the Champlain Towers building from undetermined causes, in the aforementioned city near Miami Beach.
Around 12:00 in the morning, the figures, according to officials and local media, remained like this: three people dead, 99 missing, 102 located and 37 people rescued.
At 10:30 pm, it was observed how firefighters recovered a body from the rubble, in images of the live broadcast of Local 10 News (ABC) in Miami.
At the moment, the authorities have not offered an updated number of fatalities. They are expected to hold a press conference at 8:00 a.m.
In total, 55 of the 136 apartments in the building collapsed shortly after 1:30 a.m. amidst a great roar, causing residents, who were sleeping, to believe it was an earthquake, some of them said. to the media.
Miami-Dade County rescue teams will work four-hour shifts throughout the night searching for survivors of the collapsed building, authorities said at a news conference.
Relive here the incidents of what happened on Thursday:
What we know:
The northwest end of the building, overlooking the sea, collapsed in the early morning. Some testimonies establish that moments before the collapse an explosion was heard. Calls to report the emergency began to come in around 1:30 a.m. The housing complex is called Champlain Towers South Condo. The condominium was made up of 136 housing units. Half collapsed. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told a news conference that the property manager said the property was almost fully occupied. At the moment, 35 people were rescued from the rubble, 11 received medical attention in the scene and four were transported to the hospital. One of the people transported to the hospital died. Around 12:00 in the morning, the figures, according to officials and local media, remained like this: three people dead, 99 missing, 102 located and 37 people rescued. Miami Dade firefighters are leading the rescue mission. The building’s address was 8777 Collins Avenue, according to Surfside police.
In the early hours of Thursday, a 12-story building partially collapsed in Surfside in Miami-Dade County, Florida. (The Associated Press)
More than 80 rescue units were deployed to the scene to search for survivors. (The Associated Press)
So far, one person has died from the incident. (The Associated Press)
The landslide kicked up a cloud of dust that spread through the neighborhood, covering cars on the street even two blocks away. (The Associated Press)
The building’s address was 8777 Collins Avenue, according to Surfside police. (The Associated Press)
Miami building collapses (The Associated Press)
There is a mix of old and new apartments, single-family homes, condominiums, and hotels in the area. (Wilfredo Lee)
Aerial photo showing the collapse at the Champlain Towers South condominium. (The Associated Press)
Aerial photo showing the end of the collapsed building at the Champlain Towers South condominium head-on. (The Associated Press)
At least one person has died and several have been injured in the partial collapse of a twelve-story apartment building in the city of Miami. (EFE Agency)
The number of people missing in the rubble has not been determined by authorities. (EFE Agency)
Articles, air conditioning consoles and beds are exposed after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Miami. (The Associated Press)
People flock to the beach near the Champlain Towers South condo to see the extent of the damage from the collapse. (The Associated Press)
The authorities set up a telephone line so that families can call to meet with their loved ones or ask if they are in good condition. The phone number is 305-614-1819. Relatives of the first lady of Paraguay are among those missing in a Miami condominium A security camera captured the impressive moment when the building collapsed. Look at the video.
What we don’t know:
The cause of the building’s collapse has not been reported so far, and the number of people missing or in the rubble has not been determined by authorities.
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