Rescuers work to pull survivors from collapsed building in Florida town

Rescuers have pulled 35 people from the 12-story beachfront condo building that collapsed in Surfside, a town near Miami with a significant Jewish population, and are continuing to look for more, Raide Jadallah, assistant fire chief of operations for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, says at a news conference.

The rescue service says in a tweet that more than 80 units were “on scene with assistance from municipal fire departments.”

Police are blocking nearby roads, and scores of fire and rescue vehicles, ambulances and police cars have swarmed the area.

The collapse left a number of homes in the still-standing part of the building exposed. Television footage showed bunk beds, tables and chairs still left inside. Air conditioner units were hanging from some parts of the building, where wires now dangled.

— with AP

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