Next to the building that collapsed in Surfside, in the Miami region, Brazilian Dayane Martini reported this Saturday (26) to GloboNews the scare with the collapse. “It was a nightmare,” said the realtor. See the VIDEO above.
The search for those missing in the Champlain Towers South collapse continues this Saturday. A fire in the rubble disrupted the work of rescuers (read more at the end of the article). The death toll rose to 5 this Saturday, and the missing, updated to 156.
VIDEO: Images show debris smoke advancing through Miami area after landslide
The cameras in the building where Dayane lives captured the moment when part of the Champlain Towers South building collapsed. From the images, you can see the smoke from the debris rising and covering the entire region. Watch the VIDEO above.
“It was pitch black, with a lot of dust, the cars covered with dust. There were a lot of police on the street,” described the Brazilian.
Dayane also reports that many did not hear the crash of the collapse because the walls and windows of the city’s buildings have a special seal.
“We were sleeping and didn’t hear anything. As this is a hurricane zone, the houses have windows with impact protection,” he says.
You search for the missing continues
Debris from part of the Champlain Towers South building, which collapsed in Surfside, in the Miami area, in photo on Saturday (26) — Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP Photo
Rescue teams continued to search for those missing in the collapse, hoping to find more survivors. During the work, relatives of the people in the building were waiting outside.
An estimated 159 people are missing, and dozens of them are citizens of South American countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not confirmed whether there are victims among Brazilians.
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Rescuers look for survivors after the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Miami, this Saturday (26) — Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
In an interview with TV Globo on Friday, a Brazilian woman reported that her son, also Brazilian, and her husband, an Italian citizen, have not given any more news since the collapse. They lived in the building that collapsed.
This Saturday, a fire that started inside the rubble disrupted the work of rescuers. With the smoke too big, firefighters had to stop operations at times.