WATCH: Officials Bring Down Remaining Condo Building in Surfside with Explosives
By Fox News // July 5, 2021
24 confirmed deaths, with 121 people still unaccounted for
ABOVE VIDEO: Demolition of remaining portion of Surfside condo building.
SURFSIDE, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – The still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, was brought down using explosives Sunday night.
The move occurred after 10 p.m. ET, 11 days after the shocking collapse of much of the residential Champlain Towers structure on June 24 that resulted in 24 confirmed deaths, with 121 people still unaccounted for, according to Miami-Dade County officials.
County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the demolition of the remaining portion of the building was a necessary step for crews to continue their search for any possible survivors of the disaster.
“Bringing down this building in a controlled manner is critical to expanding the scope of our search-and-rescue effort,” Cava told reporters at a news conference, according to The Associated Press.
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