In a letter, residents expressed concern about the dilapidated building

In a letter, residents expressed concern about the dilapidated building

At least 11 people died In the collapse of the building called Champlain Towers South, a 12-story apartment building located in Surfide, a suburb of Miami, Florida, in the early hours of June 24.

Five days later, Tuesday, June 29, hundreds of Miami-Dade County rescuers, backed by reinforcements from across Florida and even from Israel and Mexico, are active in locating 150 missing people. Latin Americans from Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay, with growing questions about the causes of the tragedy. Unfortunately, for four days no survivors were found in the ruins of the building.

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Pay attention to the condition of the building

In a letter dated April 9 and addressed to the Co-Owners Association, Jan Woodnecki, the president of the Co-Owners Association, indicated that the building was suffering from “insults” Who is the “accelerated” He noted that the situation was getting worse. According to this message, it was revealed USA Today and the The Wall Street Journal$15 million worth of work was needed to bring it to the record high.

Since 2018, “Concrete deterioration accelerated, roof situation worsened significantly”Jan Woodnecki was annoyed. As early as 2018, a report on the condition of the building ‘Severe structural damage’, Beside «cracks» In the basement of the building, according to documents released by the town of Surfside.

Waterproofing under the edge of the pool and access road for vehicles (…) It has exceeded its useful life and must therefore be completely removed and replaced.”In this document, expert Frank Morabito wrote, calling for reforms “Within a reasonable time” But without raising any danger of collapse.

Expect President Biden on site

“There will be a thorough and complete investigation into the causes that led to this tragedy.”Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Levine Cava said Monday. Local authorities promised a full investigation into the causes of the fatal collapse.

The White House said on Tuesday that Joe Biden is scheduled to travel with his wife to the town of Surfside on Thursday. To reporters who asked him if he planned to visit Florida, the president responded earlier in the morning: “Yes, I hope so (…). as soon as possible. Maybe early Thursday. “ Meanwhile, the White House released a press release confirming this date.

On Friday, the US President expressed his solidarity with him ‘A very difficult time’. “A lot of people are waiting – are they alive? What will happen? – so we are with them wholeheartedly”He said at a press conference at the White House.

Le Monde with Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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