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New York/Canadian-Media: Partial collapse of the sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower in the Miami-area town of Surfside early Thursday morning, killed at least one, residents trapped in rubble and twisted metal.
Representation of partially collapsed building. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Scores of rescue units rushed to the partially collapsed building and firefighters were seen pulling out survivors.
Raide Jadallah, assistant fire chief for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, said at a mid-morning news conference that the collapse affected at least 55 of the building's 136 units, on the northeast side of the structure.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. first responders arrived and eventually pulled 35 occupants from the building, said Jadallah, and two more from the rubble. Television crews had captured the rescue of a young boy.
Authorities haven't established how many people are unaccounted for, Jadallah said.