12-story condo tower partially collapses in Miami, rescues underway – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-24 06:03:07 –

Miami (AP) — The partial collapse of a building in Miami triggered a massive response early Thursday from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, according to a tweet from a department account.

“More than 80 MDFR units, including #TRT (Technical Rescue Team), are on the scene with the support of the city’s fire department,” the tweet said.

Miami Dade Fire Rescue provides search and rescue. Authorities have not yet released any details on the number of casualties or people who lived in the building.

Police blocked nearby roads and dozens of fire trucks, ambulances, ambulances, and police cars flocked to the area.

“We are still very active because we are in the field,” Sgt said. Marian Cruz of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Team. “I can say that the building has 12 floors. The entire backside of the building has collapsed.”

Photos and videos from the scene show that the collapse affected half of the tower. A pile of rubble and debris surrounded the area just outside the building. The department still doesn’t say what might have caused the collapse near 88th Street and Collins Avenue.

According to surfside police, the address of the building is 8777 Collins Avenue. The development of the Seaview Condominium was built in 1981 on a beach on the southeastern corner of the surfside. According to police, there are several two-bedroom units currently on the market, selling for $ 600,000 to $ 700,000.

The area is a mix of old and new apartments, homes, condominiums and hotels, with restaurants and shops serving an international combination of residents and tourists. The community offers a slow-paced neighborhood atmosphere, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of South Beach.

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