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9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was Vulnerable

HeadlineJun 28, 2021

In Florida, the death toll has risen to nine people, with over 150 still missing, following the collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Surfside last Thursday. A 2018 inspection found the building had “abundant cracking and spalling” in its foundation, with engineers pointing to design flaws and insufficient waterproofing. NPR is reporting a Surfside official nonetheless told residents one month after the inspection report that the building was “in very good shape.”

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