South Florida Building collapse near Miami—Live Updates

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One dead in Miami and 51 people missing as authorities pull boy from rubble.

Miami-Dade Police have confirmed that one person has died as a result of a building collapse in Surfside, Florida.

Further fatalities are feared but not yet confirmed, as more people are thought to be trapped under the rubble of Champlain Tower South, near 88 Street & Collins Avenue

Miami-Dade officials said at a press conference that the number of missing people is yet to be established and that investigations into the incident could take up to a week. Initial indications from officials suggest 51 are unaccounted for,

A spokesperson for the fire department added that around 35 people became trapped in the part of the building that has not collapsed. Two were taken to hospital, they added.

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