SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A wing of a 12-story beachfront apartment building has collapsed in a town outside Miami, killing at least one person while trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal.
Scores of rescuers pulled survivors from the debris Thursday as a cloud of dust floated through the neighborhood.
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett warned during a news conference that the building manager told him the tower was quite full and the death toll was likely to rise.
A fire official said rescuers have pulled 35 people from the building and were continuing to look for more.
Burkett said two were brought to the hospital, one of whom died.
Authorities didn’t say what may have caused the collapse.