Emergency operation under way after Miami building collapse
More than 80 fire-and-rescue units have attended the scene of a partial building collapse in Miami, Miami-Dade fire rescue department has said in a tweet.
There are no confirmed reports of death or injury so far, but an image posted on Miami Beach police’s Twitter account on Thursday showed rubble with debris spilling from the remains of the building’s balconies in the darkness.
“MBPD and @MiamiBeachFire are assisting the town of Surfside at a partial building collapse located at 8777 Collins Avenue in Surfside, Florida. Multiple police and fire agencies from across Miami-Dade are assisting,” the police said.
The reason for the building’s collapse is unknown.
“Miami-Dade fire rescue is on scene of a partial building collapse near 88 Street and Collins Avenue. Over 80 MDFR units including #TRT are on scene with assistance from municipal fire departments,” the department said.