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Surveillance video purports to show moment Florida building collapsed


This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, in Surfside, Florida. 
This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, in Surfside, Florida.  Amy Beth Bennett /South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP

A family reunification center has been set up for anyone looking for missing people. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said that is located at 9301 Collins Avenue.

Emergency officials are also asking for people to call 305-614-1819 if relatives are unaccounted for.

“Chaplains and victim advocates are on-site ready to support the survivors and family members who are in need of resources. Our social service agencies as well are coming in. They are going to be here to assist in the hours and days ahead,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference on Thursday morning.

The building partially collapsed overnight and at least one person is dead, official said.

The mayor said search and rescue operations is underway, adding that people need to let crews do their jobs.

“We need to allow them to do their work,” she said. “We need to allow them to do their work because every minute in this search can make a huge difference.”

Officials say people can also find additional resources, including family assistance at miamidade.gov/emergency.



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