The number of people killed in the collapsed apartment in Florida rose to 86, and a black cat survived
China News Service, July 11th. According to a comprehensive report, on the 10th, the number of people killed in a collapsed apartment in Miami, Florida, has risen to 86, and 43 people are still missing. Search personnel found a black cat living on the ninth floor of the apartment alive near the ruined site. It is expected that the speed at which the search team finds victims will continue to increase. The focus of work on the collapsed site has also changed from search and rescue to post-disaster recovery. At the same time, the authorities began to turn more attention to accident investigation and ensuring the safety of other buildings in the area.
On the evening of July 4, local time, the remaining buildings of the collapsed building in Miami, Florida, USA, were detonated and demolished. According to reports, the demolition of the building is the key to the recovery of search and rescue, and it is even expected to open up a new work area for the rescue team. On June 24th, local time, the United States
Search faster! 86 victims have been found
Miami-Dade County Magistrate Kava said on the 10th local time that rescuers have found 14 bodies from the collapsed residential building. So far, the death toll has risen to 86. people.
Kava said that the identities of the 62 victims have been determined. Kava also said that 43 people are still missing.
It is reported that before the arrival of tropical storm “Elsa”, the remaining part of the building was demolished by blasting. According to rescuers, as there is no longer a threat of collapse after the remaining part of the tower has been demolished, the search team’s speed in finding victims is accelerating.
Earlier this week, the focus of work at the collapsed site was officially shifted from search and rescue to disaster recovery.
Surfside Mayor Burkert said that the scene is currently being divided into two different tasks. The first is to try to find the victims from the original collapse site, and the second is to remove the rubble from the newly demolished area.
“According to the current speed, the site is likely to be cleaned up sooner than everyone expected, at least the area where the remaining buildings were demolished.” Burkert said.
Miami-Dade Fire Department Chief Alan Kominsky said that the restoration work is expected to be completed within 14 to 21 days.
p >The picture shows the collapse of an apartment building in Miami, and the search and rescue is still going on.
A little miracle: this black cat is still alive!
Two weeks have passed since the collapse of the apartment. As more and more bodies of the victims are found, the buried people have almost no hope of surviving. However, local officials said on the 9th that a pet cat in the building had been found surviving and it had been reunited with its owner.
Kava said at a press conference on the evening of the 9th that the cat named Binx lived on the ninth floor of the apartment and rescuers found it near the ruins.
“After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I am very happy to be able to share a little good news,” Kava said on the 9th. “I am very happy that this little miracle can bring some light to an injured family today, and to our entire community in this terrible tragedy.”
Binx The owners are Angela and Edgar Gonzalez. They live with their two daughters, Devon and Taylor, and their dog Daisy. When the building collapsed, Taylor was not in the building. Angela and Devon were rescued from the rubble and were hospitalized for treatment. Edgar is still missing.
The next step: accident investigation and ensuring safety
According to US media reports, while searching for victims and cleaning up the ruins, the authorities have begun to turn more attention to accident investigations , And to ensure the safety of other buildings in the area.
Surfside Mayor Burkert said that experts have begun investigating the Champlain Tower North Apartment, which is a sister building, “basically the same as the collapsed building.” For safety reasons, the North Apartment Building has been evacuated.
Burckett said he urged other apartment board members in the area to inspect their building structures.
In addition, for safety reasons, employees of local government buildings have been advised to work from home. A few days ago, according to a statement from a local official, all the staff of the Miami-Dade County courthouse were instructed to start working from home immediately after the engineer revealed a safety issue in the report of the building.