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Video shows water, debris in Champlain Towers South garage minutes before building collapse

It has been nearly a week since the horrible collapse of the Champlain Towers South, a new video has emerged showing the building moments before it went down.
It has been nearly a week since the horrible collapse of the Champlain Towers South, a new video has emerged showing the building moments before it went down.

SURFSIDE, Fla. – Nearly a week since the horrible collapse of the Champlain Towers South, a new video has emerged showing the building moments before it went down.

In the video, the camera is pointed at the garage of the building, and water and debris can be seen falling.

This is significant because it potentially corroborates reports from a valet and resident of the building who described the same scene on the morning of the collapse.

It also fits in with an engineer’s report from 2018 that documents corroding rebar and failing concrete in the same garage area.

The video, which can be seen at the top of this page, was taken at 1:18 a.m. on Thursday, June 24.

It was less than ten minutes later when a large portion of the residential building came crumbling to the ground.

Search and rescue efforts have been going on around the clock since that morning. So far, officials have confirmed that 18 people have died while 145 remain unaccounted for.

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Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."