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Family describes harrowing race against time to flee collapsing building



Deadly building collapse near Miami

Members of the Legendarios, a men’s religious group, gather on Saturday, June 26, for a moment of prayer at the site of the partially collapsed building in Surfside, Florida.

Deadly building collapse near Miami

A woman puts flowers in a barricade as she pays her respects on June 27, 2021.

Deadly building collapse near Miami

Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed condo building on June 27, 2021, in Surfside, Florida.

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Passersby look at photos of missing people posted to a fence on June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Florida.

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Workers search in the rubble on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

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Eliagne Sanchez and K. Parker lay flowers on the beach near the partially collapsed building.

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Smoke rises as rescuers continue to search for survivors on June 26, 2021.

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People stand near the partially collapsed residential building in Surfside on June 25, 2021.

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Mourners light candles on the beach near the partially collapsed building in Surfside on June 25, 2021.

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Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team work in the rubble.

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Leo Soto, 25, of Surfside, sets up a memorial site with photos of missing people from the complex. One of the missing people, Nicole Langsfield, is his friend.

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Firefighters battle a blaze as rescue workers search debris at the 12-story oceanfront condo.

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A group of people pray together on the beach next to the site of the Champlain Towers.

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People hug as they wait for news about their relatives at a community center in Surfside on June 25.

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Rescue personnel search through the building’s rubble on June 25.

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Toby Fried holds up a picture of her missing brother, Chaim Rosenberg, outside the Surfside Community Center on Friday.

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Rescue workers use a crane to inspect the damage on Friday.

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Ariana Hevia, center, stands with Sean Wilt near the partially collapsed building on Friday. Hevia’s mother, Cassandra Statton, lives in the building.

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Rescue workers arrive to the scene with dogs on Friday.

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People observe the building from the nearby beach.

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Faydah Bushnaq, center, is hugged by Maria Fernanda Martinez as they stand on the beach near the building. Bushnaq, who was vacationing in South Florida, stopped to write “pray for their souls” in the sand.

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The arm of an earth mover during the search operations.

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Rescue personnel work at the site on June 24.

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Yube Pettingill talks to the media. Two of her family members were still missing.

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This photo was tweeted by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue after the building collapsed on June 24.

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Displaced residents are taken to a nearby hotel in Surfside.

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The partial collapse left huge piles of rubble and materials dangling from what remained of the structure.

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Firefighters use a ladder hose as smoke comes out of the rubble on June 24.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, at center in the red tie, arrives to speak to the media on June 24. “We still have hope to be able to identify additional survivors,” DeSantis told reporters near the scene. “The state of Florida, we’re offering any assistance that we can.”

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Debris dangles from the building on June 24.

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People hug at a family reunification center where evacuees were staying in Surfside.

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The cause of the collapse wasn’t immediately known. The building was undergoing roof work, but it’s not known whether this was a factor in the collapse, Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett said.

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Jennifer Carr sits with her daughter as they and other evacuees wait for news at the family reunification center in Surfside.

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Rescue personnel search through the rubble with dogs on Thursday.

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Police stand guard near the scene on Thursday.

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People on the beach look at the building after the partial collapse.

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The building was constructed in 1981, according to online Miami-Dade property records.

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People lie on cots at the family reunification center in Surfside.

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The beachfront community is a few miles north of Miami Beach.

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More than 80 rescue units responded to the scene, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said.

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Rescue personnel work at the site of the partial collapse.



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