Video captures the moment a high-rise condo building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida

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A still from surveillance footage showing the collapse of a Florida condo building
The Champlain Towers condo partially collapsed early on Thursday. Andy Slater

Shocking footage captured the moment a wing of a high-rise condo in Florida collapsed on Thursday.

Video posted to Twitter by Andy Slater, a Fox Sports 640 radio host, reportedly shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside suddenly plummet to the ground at around 1:30 a.m.

Another section of the building crumbles next amid a plume of ash, smoke, and debris.

Officials said at least one person was killed in the collapse and 10 others were injured.

Raide Jadallah, the assistant fire chief at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, said 35 trapped people were rescued from the building and two were pulled from the rubble.

About 55 units in northeast corridor of the 136-unit complex were involved in the collapse, Jadallah said.

Fifty-one people who own units in the Collins Avenue building had not been accounted for as of 10 a.m., Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman said, citing officials, The New York Times reported.

Heyman explained that did not mean those people were missing, but that authorities had not yet been able to make contact with them.

Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said the condo building "literally pancaked."

Search and rescue efforts were underway as nearly 100 people were unaccounted for.

-Andy Slater (@AndySlater) June 24, 2021

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