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Florida governor says ‘bracing for bad news’ after Surfside building collapse

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the state is “bracing for some bad news” following the collapse of a residential building in the heavily Jewish populated town of Surfside.

At least one person was killed in the collapse with another 35 people pulled from the rubble, according to rescue services, although many more are thought to be trapped.

“It’s a really, really tragic situation,” DeSantis tells reporters before heading to the disaster site.

“We’ll hope for the best in terms of additional recoveries, but we are bracing for some bad news just given the destruction that we’re seeing,” he says.

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