Still with unknown causes, a building collapse in Surfside completes one month – Prime Time Zone

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Search for bodies ended on Friday after 97 people were found in the rubble and almost the entire site was cleared.

EFE / Giorgio VieraIn recent days, a building in the same region was inspected and it was found that it was not habitable

The building collapse Champlain Towers South, in Miami, US United States, completed a month last Saturday, 24. Until now, the causes of the accident are not known. The search for bodies ended on Friday after 97 people were found in the rubble and almost the entire site was cleared. Now, authorities must begin investigative work to bring those responsible for the collapse. Part of the building collapsed on June 24, and a few days later the rest of the building was demolished. Families are staying in hotels in the region and have already filed state and federal insurance to have a residence — at least one process has already been defined, with a value of US$ 750 million.

Authorities remain on alert at this time and another three condominiums have been completely evacuated for security reasons — resulting in at least 450 people homeless. In recent days, a building in the same region was inspected and it was found that it was not habitable. Sixteen apartments have been completely evacuated and residents are depending on NGOs and family members for a place to sleep and eat. At Florida, there is a race against time for inspections to be carried out again — especially in properties that are on the beachfront and close to the sea.

This evacuated building, in particular, did not pass a mandatory 40-year inspection that took place in 2016 and still had residents as of yesterday. On Sunday night, 25, friends and family held a ceremony with songs in honor and memory of the victims. It is not yet known what will happen to the place. Some residents argue that the space should be sold, but others would like a memorial to be built to honor the victims – as has already happened at the site of the Maratona de Boston, em Massachusetts, and of the Twin Towers in New York.