MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Paraguay’s foreign ministry announced Thursday that six of their nationals are missing following the partial collapse of a Surfside building early Thursday morning.
Among those reported missing is Sophia Lopez Moreira, sister-in-law of the President of Paraguay. A man, woman and three children were also listed as missing.READ MORE: North Miami Beach Mayor Creates GoFundMe Page To Help Displaced Crestview Towers Residents
Part of Champlain Towers South, located at 8777 Collins Avenue, collapsed early Thursday morning.READ MORE: South Florida Doctors Reiterate There’s No Proof COVID Vaccine Causes Female Infertility
The Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said through a tweet that six Paraguayans had gone missing.
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The President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez is said to have suspended his agenda for the rest of the day and is monitoring the situation.