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The city of Surfside, Florida, which itself is a case suburb to Miami, is suffering today after a late-night tragedy has claimed at least one life so far.
More than 50 people are still missing after a partial collapse at the Champlain Towers residential building occurred in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday.
At least one person has died and 51 others are unaccounted for after the collapse overnight of a 12-storey residential building north of Miami, Florida, officials say.
Rescuers are combing the rubble in the search for survivors and were seen pulling a boy out alive.
It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time.
The complex in the town of Surfside was built in 1980. Out of 130 units, about half were affected by the collapse.
Fifty-one people believed to have been living in the building have not yet been contacted, County Commissioner José Díaz said.
Video of the collapse was soon circulating on Twitter.
JUST IN: Video I’ve obtained of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. pic.twitter.com/BGbRC7iSI9
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) June 24, 2021
The wide scale destruction was captured in other images from the scene as well:
For some perspective on the Miami Beach building collapse, everything to the left of the red line is gone. pic.twitter.com/NaXXYm9jfO
— Tony Pascarella (@tonypascarella) June 24, 2021
Daylight shows how significant the Surfside, FL building collapse is.
A substantial part of the condo tower is gone. Search and rescue continues
A family reunification center has been set up at 9302 Collins Avenue.
If you are looking for family – you can call 305-614-1819. pic.twitter.com/MP3HYE9NoK
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) June 24, 2021
A more detailed graphic showing the apparent extent of the Miami/Surfside building collapse and damage. pic.twitter.com/kwrMClDr3g
— Kyle H, Space Guy (@BoldlyBuilding2) June 24, 2021
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) June 24, 2021
Officials are hopeful that there are more survivors trapped in the rubble waiting to be rescued.
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