03:03 GMT24 July 2021
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    The condominium building in Surfside collapsed earlier in June, leaving at least 24 people dead and over 120 unaccounted for. Rescue operations on-site have been ongoing for over a week.

    Authorities in Miami-Dade County revealed on Sunday that the demolition of the wrecked Champlain Towers South will take place "tonight between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m."

    "We urge residents who live in the Shelter in Place Zone – between 86th St and 89th St and Abbott Ave and the shoreline – to stay indoors effective immediately", the police said in a statement.

    The police also warned that people living in the vicinity of the blast zone close all their windows, doors, and air intakes that could allow dust inside, and turn air-conditioning on re-circulate.

    ​The rescue operations after the building collapse in Surfside were ongoing for over a week but were put on hold at 4 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT) on Saturday in preparation for the demolition.

    The tragedy has left at least 24 people dead and over 120 people unaccounted for. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.


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