Building partially collapses near Miami Beach, authorities say

Jeff Weinsier  WPLG The residential building partially collapsed early Thursday

Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to be in critical condition.

As of 7 a.m., according to the mayor, no additional survivors have been found by search and rescue.

At least one person is dead and several others are injured after a multi-story, residential building partially collapsed in southern Florida's Miami-Dade County early Thursday morning, authorities said.

"Over 80 MDFR units including #TRT (Technical Rescue Teams) are on scene with assistance from municipal fire departments", the tweet said. About 80 rescue units responded to the scene. "The entire back side of the building has collapsed". "Look at the building, it's gone". Multiple police and fire departments from across Miami-Dade County have been deployed to assist, according to the Miami Beach Police Department. "We treated ten people on the site", Burkett said.

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The 12-story building was built in 1981 and has more than 130 units, records showed.

People in neighboring buildings have been evacuated to a nearby recreational center, another witness told ABC News.

A survivor said she escaped from the 9th floor and that the collapse sounded like an natural disaster.

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