At Least One Dead In Partial Collapse Of Surfside Condo – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – At least one person was killed in the partial collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Surfside.
Several police and fire departments support the Champlain Towers South at 8777 Collins Avenue, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
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More than 80 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units and technical rescue teams are on site.
Firefighters used truck-mounted ladders to reach people trapped on balconies. They also performed a floor-by-floor search. At one point they were pulled out because of concerns about the building’s structural integrity and falling debris.
At least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals.
A 12 year old boy was pulled out of the rubble.
A building collapsed next to my hotel in Miami Beach in the middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/qLhlhRnP1X
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A man who lives in an outbuilding said he felt it.
“The building shook and then I looked out the window and you couldn’t see anything, I thought it was like a storm or something like the ground,” he said.
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South traffic will be diverted west on 96th Street and north traffic will be diverted on 85th Street and Collins Avenue.
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A family reunification center has been established at 9301 Collins Avenue for anyone looking for missing or missing relatives. People can also call (305) 614-1819.