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Demands for answers in aftermath of Florida building collapse

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Washington (AFP) – Rescuers are still searching for survivors in rubble of the collapsed Florida apartment tower, but pressure is building — from families of missing residents to the state’s governor — for answers on how such a disaster could have occurred. A wing of the oceanfront complex suddenly pancaked on itself around 1:30 am (05:30 GMT) Thursday, with 55 apartments collapsing in a cloud of dust, leaving 159 people still missing on Friday. Completed in 1981, Champlain Towers South was due to be recertified this year in line with Miami-Dade county safety regulations — which require a r…

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