9 people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building in Florida, and dozens of people are still missing
Officials said on Sunday that the death toll after the collapse of a 12-story apartment building in southern Florida had risen to nine, and dozens of people were still missing because people questioned the tower’s structural integrity.
The Mayor of Miami-Dade, Daniella Levine Cava (Daniella Levine Cava) said that a victim died in the hospital and the workers removed more bodies from the wreckage.
“We were able to find four other corpses in the rubble, as well as more human remains,” she said. “As of today, one victim died in the hospital. We have found eight…victims at the scene. Therefore, I confirmed the death toll as nine people today. We have identified four victims and notified them. Close relatives.”
At the same time, emergency rescuers are continuing to search for the scene in Surfside, a coastal town near Miami, on the left side of Champlain Tann. Collapsed early on Thursday Because most of the residents are asleep. At a media briefing on Saturday night, officials stated that 156 people were still missing.
Officials said they have not yet determined the cause of the collapse. However, a 2018 report revealed that an engineer found evidence of major structural damage and “concrete deterioration” under the pool deck in the underground parking lot of a beachfront apartment.
Further documents show that the total estimated cost of repairs will exceed 9 million U.S. dollars. This includes more than $3.8 million in garage, entrance and swimming pool repairs and nearly $3.2 million in facade repairs.
This is a conclusion based on the Morabito Consultants engineering company email issued by the town of Surfside.
Another document released by the company earlier showed that the bottom pool deck of the 40-year-old building rested on a concrete slab that had “major structural damage” and required extensive repairs.
The report also found that the concrete columns, beams, and walls of the parking lot had “cracked and peeled off a lot.”
four Canadians are still those whose whereabouts are still missing After the fatal crash.
On Saturday, Canadian Consul General in Miami, Susan Harper, standing in front of the family reunion center not far from the search and rescue site, told CBC News, “This is a terrible situation, shocking and tragic.” Surfing.
Harper confirmed that the four Canadians came from two different families. Relatives of a family are heading to Florida, waiting for more information about the search and rescue operation. A relative of another family is already in the state.
Due to privacy regulations, Harper cannot disclose the name, age or any specific details of the missing person.
Several Canadians owned units in the collapsed building. Although Harper could not provide specific numbers, government officials have been able to confirm the whereabouts of everyone except the four missing Canadians.
But she said that the consulate staff is working with family members to provide the information and support they can provide.