Rescue teams continue to search the wreckage for survivors Decline Part of a 13-story building that collapsed last Thursday morning in the town of Surfside, near Miami, Florida.
Still The final death toll is unknown And injured, but this is one of the worst accidental building collapses in American history.
Survivors woke up at 1:30 a.m. on June 24 with alarms, falling debris and a feeling of trembling on the ground. Reports The New York Times.
In many of the pictures in the scene, you can see how one side of the apartment tower collapses, leaving a lot of debris.
For his part, US President Joe Biden, Announced Emergency in Florida to gather the necessary resources and mitigate the effects of the tragedy.
Deadly victims and missing
So far, local officials have reported At least 11 people were killed and more than 150 were missing. They insisted that the numbers would continue to vary when determining how many people were actually in the building.
The missing include people from Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay, the sister of Sylvana Lopez Morera, the first lady of Paraguay, her husband and three minor children.
A police spokesman said many Injured After being rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building they were taken to nearby hospitals. At least two people were in critical conditionAventura Hospital and Medical Center Report.
Possible causes of collapse
Authorities have not yet explained the cause of the building’s collapse, but have promised an investigation is underway.
Consulting engineer Donald O., who investigated several structural collapses. Dussenberry, after examining photos and videos of the crash, said the crash had “begun” Under the law Or very close to her.
This decline may have been due to a variety of reasons, such as design defects or less robust construction than allowed to build the codes four decades ago. Building Extensive repairs were to be made Attorney Kenneth S., who was involved in the project, was called in to remove the rusty steel and damaged concrete. Said the director. The repairs were planned as part of a 40-year-old building inspection and renovation process.
In the 2018 report, a consultant identified dangerous evidence.Major structural damage“Concrete slab below the pool deck and” numerous “cracks and debris of columns, beams and walls of the parking lot below the building.
According to the 2020 survey, the property It was Trembling ground and It has been sinking since the 1990s, At a rate of about two millimeters per year during that decade. However, the study author insisted that he did not attempt to suggest the cause of the decline.
(Taken from RT in Spanish)