A residential building near Miami collapsed on the night of June 23-24, raising concerns about the death toll. At present, 1 person was killed in this disaster, the reason is not clear.
The US authorities still regret the 99 people who disappeared on Thursday, June 24, because a building in Champlain Towers, a residential area in Surfside near Miami, Florida, collapsed in the middle of the night. At least one person was killed in this disaster, the cause of which is temporarily unknown. The emergency services are racing against time to search the rubble and find the missing.
“Fifty-three people have been found, and we have no news about the other ninety-nine people”Miami-Dade County Police Chief Freddy Ramirez said this has raised concerns about heavy losses. “The cause of the incident has been cited for various reasons; currently, we are still in the preliminary stage of research. “In view of the destruction, we are preparing for bad news.”, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned. As far as the president is concerned, Joe Biden said that the federal state is ready to provide emergency rescue and resettlement operations for survivors.
The 12-story building collapsed at around 1:30 AM (7:30 AM Korean Standard Time), releasing a lot of dust in a few blocks. “This morning we transported at least two people to the hospital and one of them died”Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said on NBC.
Among the missing are many Latin American nationals, including nine Argentines, three Uruguayans and six Paraguayans. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay Euclides Acevedo confirmed that Silvana Lopez Moreira, the sister of the Paraguayan First Lady, and her family are worried about the disaster.
Ray Jadallah, deputy director of the Miami-Dade County Rescue Services Department, said at a press conference that the collapse of the entire wing of the beach resort affected approximately 55 apartments, adding that there have been 35 People evacuated from the building, some of them came from the collapsed part.
Surfside hosted a “Mostly Jewish community”Another county magistrate, Daniella Levine Cava, said that according to her, several rabbis had been mobilized to provide support to all or part of the evacuated residents and their relatives. According to a 2018 report by the faith-based Jewish Telegraph, this city north of Miami Beach has nearly 2,500 Orthodox Jews and a population of 6,000.
Late Thursday morning, the cause of the collapse of this residential area is still unknown. Miami herald MeterI Levin Kava. As several officials said, work to bring the building up to standard is underway, especially in the roof area, but they doubt whether this should be considered the cause of the collapse.
The emergency services sent nearly 80 response units to the scene near the beach.Research can continue “At least a week”, Said Andrew Hyatt, another person in charge of Surfside. Local media reported that the building was built in 1981 and includes more than 130 apartments.