Miami-Dade County, Florida, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed on Friday that at least four people have died and 159 are still unaccounted for following Thursday’s partial collapse of a residential building in the South Florida community.
Local authorities say that search and rescue efforts are ongoing at the scene, and a police investigation into the collapse is underway.
Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Miami-Dade County and President Biden also approved an emergency declaration that allows the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency “to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.”
The death toll in the Florida building collapse has risen to at least 4 with now 159 people unaccounted for, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says at a presser.
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