North Miami Beach authorities have ordered the evacuation and closure of a condominium in the city, located about 11km north of the Surfside that collapsed last week
With the discovery of other bodies, the number of confirmed victims of the collapse of a tall building in Miami has risen to 24. Among the latest victims there is also a seven-year-old girl, the daughter of a city firefighter who lived in the condominium with her mother and grandparents, confirmed the mayor, Daniella Levine Cava.
Meanwhile, the difficult work of the rescuers continues, while the missing people from the collapse of June 24 are still 124. The mayor has signed the order to demolish the building, but the timing and methods are not yet clear. Two options are being examined: a controlled explosion that would halt the efforts of rescuers for a few hours or a longer intervention with crane engagement. At the moment the rescue operations are hampered by bad weather and the risk of collapsing among the rubble.
Crestview Towers collapse risk, orderly evacuation
North Miami Beach authorities have ordered the evacuation and closure of a condominium in the city on the basis of a report from the beginning of the year, but presented only yesterday, which shows that the building is unsafe. According to what is reported by the Bbc, it is the Crestview Towers, located about 11 km north of the Surfside building which collapsed last week. The report, dated January 11, 2021, indicates that the building – which has 156 apartments and was built almost 50 years ago – is not safe from a structural point of view, or its electrical system.