Search Efforts Paused at Miami Condo

Officials cited structural concerns at collapsed building.

In the early morning hours Thursday, rescue efforts at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, were halted. Authorities expressed worry about “standing structures” in the 30-foot-high pile of rubble.

As of Wednesday, officials retrieved six more bodies from the partly collapsed 12-story condominium building, two of whom were children aged 10 and 4. The recoveries brought the total deceased to 18 as 145 still remain unaccounted for one week after a portion of the structure fell.

The president and first lady met with Florida government officials, first responders, and families of the victims on Thursday.

UPDATE: Search crews resumed rescue efforts Thursday evening.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For first responders and rescue workers as they work to bring closure to the tragedy.
  • For the families of the lost and still unaccounted for persons at the collapsed condominium tower.
  • For investigators seeking to learn why the wing of the building collapsed.
  • For inspectors looking at other structures built around the same time, including those built by the same contractor.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CNN


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