despair and anguish is what family and friends 159 missing during the collapse of the South Champlain TowerThe 12-story building that collapsed early Thursday in Surfsde, near Miami Beach. Among them are nine Argentines.
At the moment, the rescue work does not stop, but nothing calms those who are waiting for some news about their relatives. While waiting, anger mingles with the few news of the results. So much so, that some indicated on Friday that they were unaware of the identities of the four people in the hospital.
Those close to the disappeared wait at the family reunification center, five blocks from the partially collapsed building, where psychologists, police and officials are. Everyone is waiting with pictures of the people they are looking for.
“It’s not because we’re understaffed, we have all the staff we need. I’m going to go dig too. But we’re doing it safely for the people who might be alive there,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Levin Cava said.
The tropical climate doesn’t help either. Ten-minute storms break the summer monotony and summer heat every few hours. There is still dust on the event block and sources of fire.
As soon as the collapse occurred, those who slept in the building that remained, and in the adjacent condominiums, were evacuated. But some of the building’s owners also decided to leave their homes out of fear.
Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami, confirmed to national media this There is no exact limit to how much ransom you can take, because in similar cases they took more than a week.
Today, 16 rescue teams from the rest of the state and across the country, along with heavy machinery. Some rescuers worked on the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, or were often flown to Florida in the face of hurricanes. There are three dogs that discover the living, and three that are trained to locate bodies.