Miami Dade County (Dade) in the early morning of 24 local time, a 12-story residential building suddenly collapsed vertically, the local government confirmed the death of 4 people, 11 people injured, 159 people missing; a study also pointed out that the building has been sinking for decades.
According to the New York Post, the Dade County chief of home (Daniella Levine Cava) said that the number of deaths caused by the collapse of the residential building rose to four, the number of people unaccounted for rose to 159, he confessed: “This is a tragic night”, the scene of the structural engineers stationed to ensure The search and rescue efforts are safe and secure, said Iowa, “We still have hope of finding survivors.”
Dade County Police Chief Freddy Ramirez noted that police are working with the medical examiner’s office to expedite identification of the victims, who now number 11, four of whom are hospitalized.
Dade County Assistant Fire Chief Jadallah (Raide Jadallah) mentioned that rescuers listened carefully for small sounds in the debris, “Whenever we heard them, we would follow the sound and search forward.
According to a study conducted by Florida officials and Florida International University, the 12-story coastal residential building was built in 1981 and has been sinking at a rate of 2 millimeters per year since 1990, said study author Shimon Wdowinski, who said the study was intended to understand whether the local area would be affected by sea level rise, not focusing on the engineering of the building. But now that the building has collapsed, he wonders, “Are other buildings also at risk?”