During his speech to the press, US President Joe Biden forgot to mention the tragic collapse of a multi-storey building in Florida, where dozens of people may be under the rubble. The broadcast was conducted on the White House YouTube channel.
Trying to finish his speech, he told reporters that it was time for him to get into the helicopter. However, at this moment, Vice President Kamala Harris approached Biden, with whom he whispered a couple of phrases.
“Oh, yes. I apologize. Thank you, Madam Vice President,” the American leader said, continuing his speech by discussing the situation in Florida.
He explained that he would send federal assistance to the site, adding that he was waiting for an official request from the governor of the state, Ron Desantis.
A multi-storey building partially collapsed in the city of Surfside, part of the territory of Miami (Florida). About half of the 130 apartments located in it were destroyed. At least three people were killed, at least nine were injured. Now it is known about the rescue of about 40 residents. The press service of the Miami-Dade Police Department reported that the whereabouts of at least 99 people remain unknown.