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More than 150 still missing after catastrophic building collapse near Miami

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Story at a glance

  • More than 150 people are still missing following the catastrophic condo collapse near Miami last Thursday.
  • The Champlain Towers South condo building in the Surfside neighborhood of Miami collapsed around 1 a.m.
  • Since the initial collapse, 10 people have been declared dead.

More than 150 people are still missing following the catastrophic condo collapse in Miami last Thursday.

The Champlain Towers South condo building in the Surfside neighborhood of Miami collapsed around 1 a.m. on Thursday. 

A Florida woman relayed the harrowing and heroic story of how she pulled her daughter from the rubble of Thursday’s condo collapse in Surfside, despite having broken her pelvis.

According to CBS Miami, Angela Gonzalez and her 16-year-old daughter, Devon, were on the ninth floor of the condo when it collapsed, bringing them down to the fifth floor among the rubble. 


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Despite having broken her pelvis in the collapse and fall, Gonzalez was able to locate her daughter and pull her from the wreckage. Both were then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Since the initial collapse, 10 people have been declared dead, and 151 people remain missing as of the publishing of this article.

While the cause of the collapse is still under investigation, officials have released and published reports and documents from the last few years, including one from 2018 in which an engineer said the building showed “major structural damage” beneath the pool deck.


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