Surfside in South Florida, where a multistory residential building collapsed on Thursday morning, raising concerns that residents may have been trapped under the rubble.
Charles W. Burkett, the Mayor of Surfside, confirmed to CNN’s Leyla Chile that there has been at least one fatality.
The scene captured video shows large piles of rubble around the building, 8777 Collins Avenue. There are also many first responders.
Rescue teams raced to the scene, just a few miles north of Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reported that more than 80 rescue teams responded.
Kimberly Morales stated to Daily Reuters that she lived in the building next to the collapsed one and was awakened at her door by the sound of building alarms.
Daily Reuters reported that she woke everyone in the room when she saw the outside world through the window. “I told everyone to hurry up, leave theMorales claimed she didn’t hear the building fall but she discovered that a large portion of the building was gone when she went outside.