July 24, 2021

The Apex Herald

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The search for the missing continues as the Miami building collapses

Rescue teams continued today with survivors of the collapse of a 12-story apartment building in Miami, USA, while the death toll rose to four.

Authorities say a total of 159 people are missing, and hopes have been dashed that they will be found alive under the rubble over time.

More than 2,000 firefighters and volunteers, sniffer dogs and cranes are working to locate the citizens of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile.

Early Thursday morning, 55 of the 136 units in the northeastern section of the Champlain Towers condominium in Miami-Date County fell within seconds of most people falling asleep.

Relatives of the victims and survivors of the tragedy have filed lawsuits against the building and the association responsible for “insuring and protecting” lives and property, and seeking compensation for more than five million damages, CNN television reported.

Community Mayor Daniel Levine Cava said today that the property, which opened in 1981, has been under mandatory inspection for 40 years.
The federal agency responsible for conducting construction failure investigations sent a panel of experts to determine if a detailed investigation was needed into what happened to determine the technical cause of the tower’s collapse.

U.S. President Joe Biden yesterday approved a state of emergency request from Florida Governor Ron Desantis so that they can use the resources of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for rescue and rescue operations.

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