Rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida. Photo: AP
Rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida. Photo: AP

What made a 12-storey Florida condominium collapse?

  • The Champlain Towers South building in Surfside that partially went down was in the midst of its 40-year recertification process
  • Saltwater intrusion and rising sea levels could have played a role in the deadly disaster that has left at least four people dead

Rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida. Photo: AP
Rescue personnel work at the remains of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida. Photo: AP
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