Shocking before-and-after photos show the destruction triggered when a Florida condo constructing collapsed Thursday — killing no less than one individual and sparking a dramatic search-and-rescue mission.
Photos show the 12-story Champlain Towers South Condo on Collins Avenue in Surfside, simply north of Miami Seaside, from above earlier than it “pancaked” and imploded into an enormous pile of grey rubble, officers stated.
The tower’s roof and patio areas seem weather-worn in photos taken earlier than the constructing got here crashing down round 1 :30 a.m. After the tragedy, pictures show particles spilling into the condo’s pool space as a dilapidated portion of the constructing stays standing.
A complete of 35 residents have been rescued and two have been faraway from the rubble after the constructing collapsed and trapped sleeping residents inside, fireplace officers stated.
One individual died, 10 folks suffered accidents and 99 have been thought of lacking Thursday afternoon.
A 2020 examine carried out by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor at Florida Worldwide College, discovered that the constructing, which was in-built 1981, was sinking for many years.