Florida building collapse death toll rises to 5 | Voice of America

The death toll rose to five on the 26th, the third day of the apartment collapse in Florida, USA.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Levin Kava said at a news conference today that no additional survivors have been found, with 156 people missing in addition to the five dead.

“Our top priority remains search and rescue and saving lives,” he said.

County Mayor Kava also said the fires that started deep in the rubble are making rescue operations difficult. The origin of the topic has not yet been identified.

At the dawn of the 24th, the 12-story condo collapsed on the beach in downtown Surfside, which was an apartment-type apartment complex, and was under construction for a safety inspection certificate conducted every 40 years at the time of the accident.

According to the Miami Herald, a Florida local media outlet, County Mayor Kava ordered an immediate audit of all buildings over 40 years old, five stories high or higher.

Earlier on the 24th, the ‘New York Times’ released the contents of a report in which the collapsed Florida condo was evaluated as having ‘serious structural damage’ during an inspection three years ago.

*This article referenced AP and Reuters.

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