18:26 GMT24 July 2021
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    Emergency services rushed to the scene after an apartment building collapsed in Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach.

    A multi-story condominium building has partially collapsed in the Florida resort city Surfside, police and fire rescue said.

    Over 80 rescue teams were sent to the site of the collapse of the condominium building.

    A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue assistant fire chief said that two survivors were pulled from rubble, while there is no estimate of the number of people missing.

    In total, 35 people have been pulled from the collapsed building, Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Operations Raide Jadallah said on Thursday.

    “Our units began search and rescue efforts, they pulled 35 occupants that were trapped inside the building and, in addition to those thirty-five, ten were assessed and treated, two were transported to various hospitals. Search and rescue efforts are still ongoing,” Raide told reporters during a press briefing.

    In total, 55 out of 136 units have sustained a collapse that took place around 1:30 a.m. (6:30 GMT), he said.

    Eyewitnesses report that the collapse occurred at about 1:20 a.m. and felt like an earthquake.

    Building collapsed near 88th Street and Collins Avenue. 

    According to the CBS, a child was rescued from the rubble. The number of injured people reached nine.

    ​The building was over 10 stories tall, according to the photos from the scene.

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