2021-07-01

Building collapse in Florida has killed 18 people, Biden will go to the scene on the 1st

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, July 1st, a comprehensive report. On the afternoon of June 30, local time, officials from Miami-Dade County, Florida, stated at a press conference that the recent partial collapse of residential buildings in the state had already Caused 18 deaths. At present, the search and rescue work has entered its seventh day, but the progress of the rescue is slow, and the deterioration of the weather may also affect the search and rescue operations. US President Biden supports a thorough investigation of the accident, and he will go to the scene of the collapse on the 1st.

Building collapse in Florida has killed 18 people, Biden will go to the scene on the 1st

According to reports, on the same day, Miami-Dade County Magistrate Kava said that the partial collapse of a residential building has caused 18 deaths. Among the newly confirmed dead, there are 2 children, one is 4 years old and the other is 10 years old.

Kava also said that at present, there are still 145 people missing.

Kava said that local rescuers are “working around the clock, trying to find everyone who has been told that they may be missing.”

In the early morning of June 24, local time, a local 12-story residential building collapsed locally. There were 136 houses in the accident building, 55 of which were damaged in the collapse.

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On June 30, local time, the search and rescue of the collapsed building entered its seventh day, but the rescue progress was slow.

At the press conference, Kava said that the National Hurricane Center issued a forecast that a Category 5 tropical cyclone may pass through the Caribbean Sea and move northwest. He added that the authorities are closely Monitor this storm.

The report said that although it is too early to judge the potential impact of the storm on Florida, Guthrie, the head of the Florida emergency management department, said on June 29 local time that the next few days will be bad. The weather may further affect Florida’s search and rescue resources, which prompted state officials to request the federal government to send an additional rescue team.

The report pointed out that rescue work has been suspended many times due to bad weather in the past few days.

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p >The federal government supports a thorough investigation of the accident

The Bidens will go to the collapse site

On June 29, local time, the US White House spokesperson Psaki said that President Biden and the first A wife Jill will go to the scene of the collapse in Florida on July 1, local time.

Pusaki said at the time that the Bidens planned to personally thank first responders, rescue teams and “all those who work around the clock.”

In response, Miami-Dade Police Chief Alfredo said that he thanked Biden for coming.

At present, the federal government has expressed support for a thorough investigation of the accident. In addition, the local area is also investigating the old building. In addition, it will also meet with experts in engineering and geology to understand building safety issues.