This is NOT supposed to happen….
One can hope that maybe some people will be found alive in the wreckage….
As many as 159 people remained unaccounted for Friday morning, dozens more than officials had previously estimated, as rescuers used trained dogs and sonar in a frantic search through the rubble of the Champlain Towers condo complex in South Florida.
The known death toll had risen overnight to four, officials said, and it remained unclear precisely how many others had been inside the building at the time of the collapse.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County said officials “still have hope” to find survivors in the tangled concrete, where rescue crews used saws and jackhammers to tunnel through 13 collapsed floors that were stacked like pancakes.
“It feels like a nightmare; none of this feels real,” said Zoila Benezra, a resident of a nearby condo building who was volunteering at a community center where dozens of family members of the missing had gathered on Friday. “Everyone’s just been waiting.”
Rescuers focused their efforts on sounds that came from the pile, but officials cautioned that those sounds may only be from steel twisting or debris raining down.
In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Ms. Levine Cava said the rising death toll was “devastating news for families waiting for any hope of survival.”
The stunning collapse of the residential building, in the beachfront town of Surfside, left few answers and considerable questions about how a 40-year-old condo building could have suddenly crumbled as residents rested in their beds….