On Thursday, June 24, at midnight after a spectacular crash, U.S. officials were still missing from a building south of Champlain Towers, a residential complex located on the Surface near Miami in Florida (USA).
At least one person was killed in the disaster, the cause of which is unknown. Emergency services are engaged in a race against time to search the wreckage and find the missing.
“Fifty-three have been found, and we have no news of ninety-nine.”Miami-Tate County Police Chief Freddie Ramirez said he feared a high turnout would occur. “Various reasons have been cited for the origin of the incident; for now, we are still in the early stages of research.” We are presenting bad news in view of the devastation., Florida Gov. Ron Desantis warned. For his part, President Joe Biden said the federal government is ready to assist in emergency relief and rehabilitation efforts for survivors.
Twelve floors collapsed at 1:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. KST), leaving a large cloud of dust over several blocks. “We took at least two people to the hospital this morning, one of whom died.”, Surface Mayor Charles Burkett said on the NBC channel.
Among the missing are several Latin American nationals, including nine Argentines, three Uruguayans and six Paraguayans. Paraguay’s Foreign Minister Euclid Acevedo has confirmed that Sylvana Lopez Morera, the sister of Paraguay’s first lady, and her family are worried about the disaster.
Fifty-five apartments have been affected
The collapse of the entire segment of the seaside resort, which has affected about 55 apartments, was reported at a news conference by Ray Jadallah, vice president of Miami-Date County Rescue Services, who said thirty-five people had been evacuated from the building, some of them from the collapsed area.
Surface hosts a “Mainly the Jewish Community”, Said Daniel Levine Kawa, another district administrator, according to whom several rabbis have been mobilized to support all of the evicted residents and their relatives. The city, located north of Miami Beach, has a population of nearly 2,500 Orthodox Jews, according to the 2018 Faith-based Jewish Telegraph.
He said the reasons for the collapse of the residential complex were not yet known Thursday morning Miami Herald MMe Levin Kawa. As many officials said, work was underway to bring the buildings up to standard, especially in relation to the roof, which they suspected should be considered a cause of the collapse.
Emergency services sent nearly 80 response units to the scene near the beach. Research can continue “At least a week”, Said Andrew Hyatt, another in charge of the city of Surfide. Local media reported that the building was built in 1981 and houses more than 130 apartments.