1 dead, at least 8 hurt in partial collapse at Miami-area condo building

SURFSIDE, Florida — One person is reported to have died and at least eight are injured after the partial collapse of a residential building near Miami, Florida.

Search and rescue efforts are continuing, with firefighters searching what remains of the building.

The collapse happened just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Champlain Towers South condo on Collins Avenue in Surfside, north of Miami.

Dozens of people have been impacted. Eight have been taken to area hospitals.

One person is said to be in critical condition.

Search and rescue efforts are underway, amid reports of more people trapped.

The collapse happened on the beach side of the building, a 12-story residential building constructed in 1981.

There was no immediate word on the cause.

This breaking news story will be updated.

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