HORRIFYING 911 calls from the Miami condo collapse have been released, painting a picture of a chaotic night full of panic and loss for the people of Miami Beach, Florida.
The collapse of the Champlain Towers South has claimed at least 97 lives so far as officials continue to look for bodies.
"Oh my God! The whole building collapsed!" one caller said to a dispatcher at the Miami-Dade Police Department.
"We've gotta get out. Hurry up, hurry up. There's a big explosion," a separate caller said. "There's a lot of smoke. I cant see anything. We gotta go. I cant see nothing but smoke."
The police department released audio recordings on Wednesday of the panicked phone calls, omitting the names of the callers.
Officials have not released the cause of the collapse, although several people have pointed to warnings about structural damage to the 40-year-old building.
One woman who called 911 said she could see a large depression near the building's swimming pool. Investigators are now eyeing issues with the concrete surrounding the pool as a possible cause.
"I woke up because I was hearing some noise. I couldn't understand what was happening. I looked outside and I saw the patio area sinking down. The pool area started sinking down," the woman said.
Miami condo collapse – Panicked 911 calls from disaster revealing scale of horror are released as death toll hits 97
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