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Surfside condominium building collapse

Coordinates: 25°52′23″N 80°07′15″W / 25.87306°N 80.12083°W / 25.87306; -80.12083
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Surfside condominium building collapse
DateJune 24, 2021 (2021-06-24)
TimeApproximately 1:00 a.m. EDT (UTC−4)
LocationChamplain Towers South
8777 Collins Avenue
Surfside, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°52′23″N 80°07′15″W / 25.87306°N 80.12083°W / 25.87306; -80.12083
Non-fatal injuries11
The Champlain Towers South building in 2015

At around 1 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium building in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida, United States, partially collapsed.

97 people were killed. Eleven more were injured or taken to the hospital.[1][2] At least 8 people remain missing.[3][4]

No cause for the collapse has been released but several theories are being considered including sinkholes, construction defects, terrorism and roof repairs.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Surfside Condo Collapse, At Least One Dead". June 24, 2021. Archived from the original on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  2. Ruiz-Goiriena, John Bacon, Ryan W. Miller, Charles Ventura and Romina. "'Literally pancaked': Condo building partially collapses near Miami; 35 people pulled from rubble; at least 1 dead". USA TODAY. Retrieved June 24, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Hall, Cheryl Teh, Mia Jankowicz, Madison. "UPDATE: 51 people remain missing after a 12-story Florida condo building collapsed, killing at least 1 person". Insider. Retrieved June 24, 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. "1 Dead, 99 Missing, Search and Rescue Underway After Partial Collapse of Surfside Condo Building". NBC Miami. June 24, 2021.
  5. Miami building collapse: Possible causes explained by area expert