NEW YORK – Florida authorities are exploring the possibility of attracting additional forces.
A group of rescuers who arrived from Israel has started working at the site of the collapse of an apartment building in Miami, where more than 150 people may remain under the rubble. This was stated on Sunday by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a press conference broadcast by the Miami-Dade County Police Department.
“A team from Israel has arrived. We are studying the possibilities of attracting additional forces,” he said. The governor did not specify whether it was possible to find new survivors or the bodies of the dead overnight. At the same time, he indicated that the rescue operation is still ongoing.
A 12-storey building collapsed in the city of Surfside in Miami-Dade County on Thursday night. The authorities confirmed the death of five people. The fate of 156 people remains unknown.