The rest of a partially collapsed 12-story condo in Surfside, Florida Reduced With explosives in controlled demolition on Sunday night.
Big picture: The demolition of the Towers South Building, north of Miami Beach, took place around 10:30 pm. ET prior to expected arrival Tropical Cyclone Elsa In Florida on Tuesday.
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Authorities confirmed the tragic deaths of 24 people, 121 of whom have not yet been explained.
Caution: Authorities did not evacuate residents of the surrounding area. Miami Herald.. Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Press conference On Sunday evening, “close all windows and doors, and all air intakes, and cover all other openings where dust can enter.”
What they are saying: “It’s an Independence Day I’ve never experienced before,” said Levin Cava.
Photo: Scene of dismantling a condominium on the surfside
A man is covering his face with dust after the wreckage of the Champlan Tower was demolished on July 4. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui / Getty Images
A woman with a candle cries when she sees the rest of the Champlain South Tower demolished on July 4. Photo: Chandan Kanna via Getty Images / AFP
After seeing the rest of the Champlain South Tower demolished on July 4, people cover their faces with a cloud of dust. Photo: Chandan Kanna via Getty Images / AFP
People are seeing a cloud of dust after a controlled explosion destroyed the rest of the Champlain South Tower on Surfside, Florida, north of Miami Beach, late July 4. Photo: Chandan Kanna AFP via Getty Images
First responder at the dismantling site. Photo: Chandan Khanna AFP via Getty Images
The rest of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlan Towers South Condo Building will fall on July 4. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Demolition will begin on July 4th. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images
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