Multistory condo building partially collapses; hundreds of first responders flock to the scene to rescue the trapped

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A multistory condominium building has partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, killing at least one person and possibly trapping others in the rubble.

More than 80 rescue teams reportedly responded to the scene.

The collapse took place around 2 a.m. local time early Thursday morning.

According to CNN, one person died and at least 10 others were treated at the scene.

Of the disaster, Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett said, “This is a horrific catastrophe. In the United States, buildings just don’t fall down.”

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