FL: At Least One Dead In Partial Collapse Of Surfside Condo

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Building collapse in Surfside Florida on June 24, 2021. Photo: Miami Beach Police Twitter)

UPDATE (8:20 p.m.) SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say nearly 100 people are still unaccounted for after part of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed in a town outside Miami.

The collapse in the community of Surfside killed at least one person and trapped others in rubble and twisted metal.

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Rescuers pulled dozens of survivors from the tower Thursday morning and continued to look for more.

Officials did not know how many people were in the tower when it fell around 1:30 a.m.

The mayor says two people were brought to the hospital and one died. It’s not clear what caused the structure to fail.

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – At least one person was killed in the partial collapse of a Surfside high-rise condo building.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said multiple police and fire rescue agencies are assisting at the Champlain Towers South, located at 8777 Collins Avenue.

More than 80 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units and technical rescue teams are on the scene.

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