Fate unknown for four Canadians who may be affected by condo collapse near Miami

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Fate unknown for four Canadians who may be affected by condo collapse near Miami

MIAMI — The federal government still isn't offering any more details about whether Canadians are caught up in a deadly building collapse near Miami.

Global Affairs Canada says four Canadians may be affected by the collapse at the seaside condo tower, repeating information provided on Friday and offering no new details. 

The department says Canadian consular officials in Miami are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information but declined to provide further details, citing privacy laws.

More than 150 people are unaccounted for and at least four are dead after the 12-storey Champlain Towers South collapsed early Thursday morning in Surfside, just north of Miami.   

A stubborn fire is hampering rescue efforts today, and Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says rescuers are using infrared technology, water and foam to battle the blaze.  

Officials say they still don't know exactly how many residents or visitors were in the building when it fell.   

Many family members have gathered at the site, praying there could be survivors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2021.

— With files from The Associated Press

The Canadian Press

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