Confirmed death toll from Miami building collapse rises to twelve



MADRID, 30 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The number of confirmed deaths after the collapse of a building in the American city of Miami, in the state of Florida, has risen to twelve this Tuesday.

On the sixth day of the collapse of a twelve-story building in the city of Miami, in the state of Florida, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levina Cava, has reported the increase in the number of victims.

Meanwhile, rescuers continue their operations in a meticulous search for survivors, while relatives await information on the matter, since 149 people are still missing.

The search and rescue team is made up of more than 200 people who are divided into 12-hour shifts, so the mayor of Miami-Dade has ruled out the need for “additional resources.”

Regarding the tragedy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also spoke again on Tuesday, reiterating that the situation is “very heartbreaking” and underlining the global impact of the events.

For their part, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and the first lady, Jill Biden, plan to travel to Florida this Thursday to learn about the tragedy first-hand and it is possible that they will travel to the vicinity of the building, the own agent.

“DETERIORATION”

While the facts are being investigated, this Tuesday it was known that
The residents of the building were alerted in April of the “progress” of the “deterioration” of the property through a letter explaining why its renovation had increased from 9 to 16 million dollars (from 7.5 to 13.4 million euros).

“The deterioration of the concrete is accelerating. The situation of the roof worsened much, reason why it was necessary to incorporate extensive repairs in the roof”, is part of the content of a letter that has been published by the American media. The letter is dated April 8 and signed by Jean Wodnicki, chairman of the board of the condo building. The content of this text is known hours after the press published images of the basement that show lack of maintenance.

Wodnicki reports that in 2018 consulting services were hired to find out the status of the building, as established by Miami-Dade County law, which after its review found the presence of “abundant cracks” and deterioration that “would begin to multiply exponentially over the years “, already noting a” significant deterioration “of the garage.


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