The Associated Press reports:
A top Miami-Dade fire official on Saturday told family members of people missing in the rubble of a collapsed condo building that demolition workers planned to bring down the remainder of the building on Sunday. Worries have intensified over the past week that the damaged structure could come tumbling down on its own, endangering the crews below and complicating the search for victims.
Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told family members during a morning briefing that the building would be brought down “as soon as possible. First thing tomorrow.” Jadallah said the remnants of the demolished building would be removed immediately after with the intent of giving rescuers access for the first time to the garage area that is the focus of the search.
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With Hurricane Elsa winds hitting Surfside within 48 hours, our @TODAYshow look at rescuers’ efforts as another structurally-deficient condo was evacuated overnight, the mayor approves demolition of remaining Champlain Tower & 126 remain unaccounted for: pic.twitter.com/RKeCqYEaHY
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