One dead, nine taken to hospital as Florida building collapse rescue continues

One dead, nine taken to hospital as Florida building collapse rescue continues

One dead, nine taken to hospital as Florida building collapse rescue continues

A building has partially collapsed in Miami early in the morning on June 24, 2021, and has prompted Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to send 80 units to respond to the scene, according to a tweet from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

It's not known how many people had been in the building and there was no word on how many people could be injured. Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to be in critical condition.

Miami Beach Police Department said its officers were "assisting the Town of Surfside at a partial building collapse".

Miami-Dade's Technical Rescue Team and local fire departments are assisting in the search for survivors, NBC6 in Miami reported. The building was undergoing roof work, the mayor said.

Local media said dogs were helping in the search for survivors, and that records showed the building was built in 1981 and had more than 130 units inside. Marian Cruz of the Surfside Police Department.

People in neighboring buildings have been evacuated to a nearby recreational center, another witness told ABC News.

"May they stay safe while working to save lives", Levine Cava said.

Officials haven't yet said what may have caused the collapse.

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