Collapse of a building near Miami Beach: Joe Biden in favor of an investigation into the incident
Steph Deschamps / June 29, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden says he supports an investigation into the collapse of a building near Miami, killing 11 people and leaving 150 missing, so that such events never happen again.
President Biden, believes there should be an investigation, according to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. She said the U.S. administration wants to play a constructive role with federal resources to get to the bottom of this and prevent it from happening again in the future.
She did not specify the details of how the investigation should be conducted.
Five days after a building collapse near Miami, the death toll has risen from nine to 11, the Miami-Dade County mayor announced Monday, with a total of 150 people still missing.
In the last few hours, rescue workers have recovered another victim. The confirmed death toll is 11, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced at a press conference early Monday evening.
150 people are still missing, including dozens of Latin Americans from Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay.
More than 50 federal personnel are on site to assist with the ongoing investigation and search and rescue efforts, including civil engineering and geotechnology experts.