The report below has been updated to reflect that the count of the missing has tragically changed from 50 to 99 and now to 159.
A 12-story building that was built in 1981 has partially collapsed leaving 159 people missing and 4 dead. Rescue crews scrambled to Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, where the residential building collapsed.
The graphic below shows that most of the building collapsed and a small section remains:
Surveillance video shows the moment the building collapsed:
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) June 24, 2021
Survivors said they heard people screaming beneath the rubble during frantic efforts to free them. Search and rescue with canines is ongoing for approximately 159 people who are missing.
A hotel guest staying next to the Champlain Towers was on the scene immediately after the tower collapsed:
More footage and a different angle from another guest of the hotel. pic.twitter.com/kkdsjO2s9l
— Jamal Akakpo 🇬🇭 (@AkakpoJamal) June 24, 2021
Another hotel guest filmed immediately after the building collapsed:
Photos show the damage after a multi-story building collapsed in Surfside, Florida. pic.twitter.com/K1o8Q6DH39
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) June 24, 2021
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Please pray for the families and all who were involved in this horrible tragedy.