Jun 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Miami condo collapse leaves victims from around the world

A woman prays as rescue workers search the rubble at the site of a collapsed building in Surfside, Florida.
A woman prays as rescue workers search the rubble at the site of a collapsed condo in Surfside, Fla. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

The victims of the collapsed Surfside residential building hail from around the world, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: The residents of the 12-story Champlain Towers South reflected the international makeup of Miami.

Details: Israel is said to believe that up to 20 of the missing residents may have been citizens of that country, per AP.

  • 22 people from Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay remain unaccounted for.
  • Search and rescue personnel from Israel and other countries have arrived and are assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts.

In a tweet Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio said that he and local authorities have helped family members from over a "dozen countries" get visas to travel to South Florida.

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