While there were no immediate confirmed reports of deaths or injuries, an image posted to the Miami Beach Police’s Twitter account showed a tangle of rubble with debris overflowing from what remained of the building’s balconies in darkness.
“We’re on the scene so it’s still very active,” said Sgt. Marian Cruz from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. “What I can tell you is that the building has twelve floors. The entire back of the building collapsed. “
Photos and videos from the scene show that the collapse affected half of the tower. Piles of rubble and debris surrounded the area just outside the building. The department has yet to say what may have caused the collapse near 88th Street and Collins Avenue in Surfside.