4 dead and 159 missing in Miami building collapse...

Dhaka, Sunday   01 August 2021

4 dead and 159 missing in Miami building collapse

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:18 PM, 25 June 2021  

4 dead and 159 missing in Miami building collapse

4 dead and 159 missing in Miami building collapse

Rescuers are desperately searching for any survivors trapped in the rubble of a collapsed 12-storey residential building north of the US city of Miami.

At least four have been killed and 159 are still missing, officials say.

As families desperately wait for news, search teams have been working around the clock and have reported hearing people banging beneath the debris.

What caused the 40-year-old building to collapse early on Thursday morning remains unclear.

At least 102 people have now been accounted for, but it is uncertain how many were in the building when it came down. Dozens of people have been evacuated from what is left of the structure.

President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration for Florida, meaning the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help state agencies with the relief effort.

Overnight hundreds of rescuers used sonar cameras and specially trained dogs as they scoured the rubble for survivors. Teams were tunnelling from an underground car park below the building in an effort to reach victims.

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