Excavators dig through the remains from the Champlain Towers South building on July 9.
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In pictures: Deadly condo collapse near Miami

Updated 1:51 PM ET, Wed July 14, 2021

Excavators dig through the remains from the Champlain Towers South building on July 9.
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A 12-story residential building partially collapsed in the South Florida community of Surfside on June 24.

Search teams have been sifting through the rubble at Champlain Towers South, which is a few miles north of Miami Beach. A side of the building crashed to the ground, leaving huge piles of debris.

"This is a horrific catastrophe. In the United States, buildings just don't fall down," Surfside Mayor Charles W. Burkett said.

The remaining portion of the building was demolished on July 4.

The cause of the collapse is still unknown. A 2018 report raised concerns about structural damage, and a letter sent months before the collapse warned that damage to the building was accelerating.