99 people still missing in horrifying Miami building collapse

Source: The Hill | June 24, 2021 | Christian Spencer

The building collapsed around 1:30 a.m., while many residents were likely inside their homes sleeping.

The Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Fla., crumbled around 1:30 a.m Thursday, and updates on the survivors and casualties are slowly coming through, as crews work to account for all residents in the 12-story, 136-unit building. As of now, 99 people are still missing, one person has died and at least 10 are injured. 

Earlier Thursday, 35 people were pulled from the building and two were recovered from the rubble. Crews were able to rescue a 10-year-old boy in the early morning and a young person from the building’s crumbled balcony. More than 50 of the units in the building have been destroyed or severely damaged. 

Miami-Dade Assistant fire chief Ray Jadallah said two people were hospitalized, including the person who died, The Washington Post reports.

Director of Miami-Dade Emergency Management Frank Rollason told the Miami Herald that officials believe every survivor is now out of the condo.


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