Twelve-Story Miami Beach Building Collapses | 22 Words

A twelve-story apartment building in Miami has collapsed, leaving at least 1 person dead.

The incident took place at approximately 1:30 AM near 88th street and Collins Avenue. The building, known as the Champlain Towers South, partially collapsed early in the morning, killing 1 woman and injuring 9 others. Officials have stated that they expect that number to rise as they start a large-scale rescue operation to find any other people that may be trapped beneath the rubble.


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Neighbors in the area have said that the building consists of around 100 apartments that sell for up to $915,000 was mostly occupied after being completed in 1981. Jared and Ivanka Trump's rented Miami Beach apartment is just 1 block away from the ocean-front site.


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Fox News reported that a witness had described the collapse as one that sounded like an "earthquake" or a tornado as the massive building fell to the ground. He told the publication that it was the "craziest thing" he's ever heard in his life.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.