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Nearly 100 people missing after deadly Miami condo collapse

3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, June 24 2021 Jun 24, 2021 June 24, 2021 5:58 PM June 24, 2021 in News
Source: CNN

SURFSIDE, Fla. - At least one person is dead and nearly 100 people are missing after part of a 12-story beachfront condo near Miami Beach collapsed early Thursday morning, according to CNN

Miami Dade Police said Thursday afternoon that 99 people are still missing and 53 people are accounted for, according to WSVN. Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett confirmed that at least one person was killed and at least 10 people were injured.

The mayor confirmed that the building has been cleared and explained that it  was undergoing roof work, but he could not confirm that this was a contributing factor to the collapse.

The mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, tweeted her condolences to those affected by the incident, saying she is praying for them and for the first responders who are "working to save lives."

The building is in the beachside town of Surfside, about six miles north of Miami Beach.

Responding officers from across Miami-Dade County have been deployed to assist, according to the Miami Beach Police Department. 

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