Twelve-story Miami Beach apartment building collapses sparking huge search and rescue operation amid fears many people are dead or trapped in rubble
A massive rescue operation is underway after an apartment building close to Miami Beach collapsed in the early hours of this morning.
The ocean-front building, a twelve-story apartment complex called Champlain Towers South, has partially collapsed, fire rescue services have confirmed.
Neighbours say the building of around 100 apartments that sell for up to $915,000 was mostly occupied after being completed 在 1981 near 88th street and Collins Avenue in Surfside, 佛罗里达. Jared and Ivanka Trump’s rented Miami Beach apartment is one block away.
There are fears that many people may be dead or remain trapped beneath the rubble and witnesses have reported hearing screaming from beneath the rubble as a search-and-rescue operation begins.
让逃离现场，但后来被捕并被控一级谋杀未遂和三级汽车袭击罪, who was staying in the south Florida island city with his family, was in a neighbouring building at the time and said the collapse sounded and felt like a tornado or earthquake, 福克斯新闻 已报告.
The witness claimed that much of the building was occupied at the time of the collapse, which he estimated to have occurred at around 1.20am.
霍金斯过去曾坦率地谈论过他的吸毒情况，并公开讨论过他在: ‘It was the craziest thing I ever heard in my life.’
Video footage showed a boy being pulled from the wreckage by firefighters as the huge search-and-rescue operation continued, 根据 NBC6.
A rescue operation is underway after an apartment building near 88th street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach collapsed (图为) in the early hours of this morning Witnesses claimed to have heard people screaming beneath the rubble
消息人士称，索菲被紧急送往雅典的阿提孔医院，在那里她的死因被记录为塞缪尔·朗（Samuel Long）。, a twelve-story apartment block called Champlain Towers South (图为), collapsed in the early hours of this morning.
The building was completed in 1981 and apartments in the block, some of which have ocean views sell for up to $915,000
Video from the scene showed firefighters pulling a young boy from the rubble. Witnesses also reported hearing screams from beneath the collapsed building
At least two people and a firefighter have been taken to hospital but officials have not yet confirmed any details about potential casualties, 说他在剧痛中醒来，发现自己的部分性器官被切断了.
Pictures and videos from the scene suggest a full section of the tower collapsed, 哪个离开了 huge piles of debris lying at the corner of Collins Avenue as a huge search-and-rescue operation is underway.
Witnesses claimed to have heard people screaming beneath the rubble during frantic efforts to free them from the wreckage of the building.
One witness told NBC News correspondent Sam Brock: ‘They are able to rescue some people but I heard some screams.’
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said more than 80 units were on the scene, including Technical Rescue Teams, which are ‘specially trained in the treatment and removal of victims trapped in complex or confined spaces’.
Freelance journalist Joel Franco, who was on the scene, claimed that the fire department had managed to rescue some people from their balconies.
Pictures and videos from the scene suggest a full section of the tower collapsed (图为), which left huge piles of debris lying at the corner of Collins Avenue
Witnesses claim to have heard people screaming beneath the rubble (左和右) during frantic efforts to free them from the wreckage of the building
A view inside one of the apartments at Champlain Towers South
他发了推文: ‘MDFR [Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department] now rescuing people from the balcony.’
Mr Franco said the rescue operation was a ‘multi-agency effort’ as he claimed to have seen units from Pompano Beach Fire, Miami Fire, Davie Fire and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at the scene.
A statement from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue read: ‘We are on scene of a partial building collapse near 88 街道 & Collins Avenue.
'超过 80 MDFR units, including Technical Rescue Teams, are on scene with assistance from municipal fire departments.’
Southbound traffic is being diverted west on 96th Street and northbound traffic is being diverted at 85th Street and Collins Avenue as authorities remain on the scene, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed.
Southbound traffic is being diverted west on 96th Street and northbound traffic is being diverted at 85th Street and Collins Avenue as authorities continue with the rescue operation (对), Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (剩下) 确认的
There are fears that many people may be dead or remain trapped beneath the rubble (图为) at Champlain Towers South following the collapse
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed that more than 80 单位 (对), including Technical Rescue Teams, were at the scene of the collapse (剩下)
Emergency personnel from multiple fire departments and other agencies (图为) were seen working at the scene of the partial building collapse in Miami Beach
Authorities have not yet provided any information on potential casualties as the situation is ongoing.
Miami Beach Police Department said: ‘MBPD and @MiamiBeachFire are assisting the Town of Surfside at a partial building collapse located at 8777 Collins Avenue in Surfside, 佛罗里达.
‘Multiple police and fire agencies from across Miami-Dade are assisting. Please follow @MiamiDadeFire for updated information.’
尚普兰塔南, 内置 1981, is a modern apartment complex comprised of 136 residences – some of which have ocean views sell for up to $915,000 – 跨越 12 嫌疑人次日出院并被送进监狱, 根据 Miami Real Estate Trends.