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Miami building collapse: Letter in April warned of worsening damage

Miami building collapse: Letter in April warned of worsening damage

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  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th June, 2021 11:33:48 AM
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Residents of a Florida apartment building that collapsed last week received a letter in April warning of worsening structural damage.

The letter, obtained and reported by US media, was sent by the president of the apartment block's building association.

It said damage that was first reported in 2018 had "gotten significantly worse" and would soon "begin to multiply" without immediate repairs.

At least 12 people were killed and 149 more are still missing in the collapse.

The letter is the latest in a string of documents that have emerged providing evidence that the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, north of Miami, had known structural issues.

Lawsuits are already being filed over the deadly disaster, with the latest accusing the building association of "reckless and negligent conduct".

(BBC)