Three People Connected to the Greater Chicago-Area Still Unaccounted For After Florida Condo Collapse
On Friday, June 25, 2021, The Chicago Tribune reported that more than 150 people were missing after a high-rise condominium partially collapsed near Miami Beach early Thursday. It’s estimated that 55 of the 136 residential units were affected. According to local officials, at least four people have died in the catastrophic event, and more than ten have been injured. The search amongst the rubble is expected to continue for several days and possibly weeks using rescue dogs and unique search technology and equipment such as sonar.
Public records identify the condo complex as Champlain Towers South in the oceanfront community of Surfside, home to about 6,000 people. The skyrise was built in 1981. It is still unknown exactly how many people were in the building at the time when the tragedy occurred or what caused the building to collapse partially.