Clearing rubble complicates rescue efforts

Clearing rubble complicates rescue efforts


SURFISDE.— On a day when President Biden was visiting the site of the tragic condo collapse in this beachside town, rescue efforts were halted for more than 12 hours over concerns that the remaining portions of the Champlain Towers South could collapse threatening rescue workers.

Rescuers were able to begin combing through the debris again by early evening, but a larger portion of the debris pile was placed off-limits to rescuers because of the risk of falling debris, something rescue officials refer to as “widow-makers.”

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‘What can you do?’ He was in Paris. His wife was 4,500 miles away in the Surfside condo that had started to collapse.

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