SURFSIDE, Fla.—The sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside, trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal and sending a cloud of debris throughout the neighborhood.
Scores of rescue units rushed early Thursday morning to the partially collapsed building, and firefighters were seen pulling survivors from the concrete debris.
Santo Mejil, 50 years old, told the Miami Herald his wife called him from the building, where she was working as an aide for an elderly woman.
It felt like an earthquake,” Mr. Mejil told the newspaper.
Authorities had no word yet on casualties or details of how many people lived in the building.
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