Roommates we are still continuing to keep those affected by the building collapse that occurred in Miami early Thursday lifted in prayer. An update about those who were affected was announced early Friday.
According to WSVN, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the number of deaths has now risen from one to four, and there are about 35 people that were rescued. There were 120 people counted for, and unfortunately, 159 people are unaccounted for. Following the incident, the governor of Florida declared a state of emergency, and President Biden approved FEMA for the area.
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said, “We don’t have a resource problem, we don’t have a manpower problem, we really have a luck problem. As you can see, it’s starting to rain again and that just makes it more difficult, but that’s OK. We just keep going. We’ve got crew after crew after crew, they keep bringing in new crews, fresh crews, and they keep doing the job that needs to be done. We’re just full speed ahead, get it done, save lives, period.”
The search for those who are missing is continuing around the clock. Officials say it is expected to take days as they continue to go through the rubble to locate people.
#BREAKING: @MayorDaniella has confirmed that 4 people have died as a result of Thursday's Surfside condo collapse. 159 people remain unaccounted for. https://t.co/Sne4B7NQ8X pic.twitter.com/WWzWcZ3Gxr
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 25, 2021
As we previously reported, the collapse at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside took place just before 2 a.m. on Thursday. The building consisted of more than 100 units, and the number of people that were inside during the collapse was unknown.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said, “It’s incredibly moving to be on site with the safety personnel, fire. They are totally, totally motivated to find people. They have to be pulled off the shift, that is how motivated they are to continue their efforts.”
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