At least one person died in this unexplained disaster so far.
102 people have been located […] They are safeMiami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Levine Cava said at a news conference.
We still don’t get news from at least 99 peopleShe added that the US Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was called to the rescue.
Among the missing are 20 Latin Americans.
We are preparing for the bad news, given the level of devastation.
President Joe Biden told him that the federal state was ready to help with emergency relief and resettlement operations.
Traces of people who lived their daily lives and that everything, everything evaporated in an instant, it is very overwhelmingحق, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who attended the scene, was elected as reporters.
One person has died, according to Charles Burkett, mayor of the town of Surfside, where the Champlain Towers South complex is located in Florida, in the southeastern United States.
The 12 floors collapsed at around 1:30 a.m. local time, according to witnesses, releasing a large cloud of dust over several blocks.
I was in a deep sleep, and I heard a loud crash, which I mistakenly thought was a collision and lightning. But I say it lasted for 15-20 minutes, Barry Cohen, 63, a resident of the building witnessed the building collapse.
Among the missing are several nationals of Latin American countries, including nine Argentines, three Uruguayans and six Paraguayans. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Euclid Acevedo, the sister of Paraguay’s First Lady, Silvana López Moreira, and her family confirmed.
Nicholas Fernandez, an Argentine who lives in Miami, told AFP that his family’s friends were staying at the compound.
I haven’t heard of them. I don’t know if they are alive or…The 29-year-old stuttered.
It’s like a terrible nightmaresaid Viviana Peña, the niece of one of the building’s residents.
You never know, between vacations and the like… so we’ve been waiting. And unfortunately, even if there is some hope fading awayMiami-Dade County Sheriff Sally Heyman said on CNN.
The collapse of an entire wing of the oceanfront resort affected about 55 apartments, Miami-Dade County Vice President of Rescue Services Ray Gadallah said at a press conference, adding that 35 people were evacuated from the building, including some from the collapsed part.
Surfside hosts a
Predominantly a Jewish community, said Daniela Levine Cava, who reports that rabbis have been mobilized to provide support to the evacuees and their families.
The Jewish Telegraph Agency reported in 2018 that the city north of Miami Beach has approximately 2,500 Jewish residents and a population of 6,000.
Inexplicable breakdown at the moment
In addition to
hotel rooms, the evacuees also receive يتلقى
Medicines, blankets and clothes said Mrs. Levin Kava, after being evacuated in the middle of the night.
A neighborhood resident, Santo Miguel, was pleased to tell the newspaper on Thursday morning Miami Herald that his wife – a domestic help – was in the building when it collapsed.
She said she heard a big explosion. It was like an earthquakeHe said with tears in his eyes when his wife called him to tell him she was going to be evacuated.
The reasons for the collapse of this apartment complex are still there
unknown Thursday morning, he said Miami Herald Daniela Levine Cava.
Several officials said work is to raise it to the required level, particularly on the roof of the building, however they consider it unlikely that they were the cause of the collapse.
Emergency services dispatched nearly 80 response units to the scene near the shore.
Search can continue
at least a weekAndrew Hyatt, another Surfside official said.
Local media reported that the building was built in 1981 and includes more than 130 apartments.