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The authorities launched, overnight from Sunday to Monday, the demolition of the rest of the Florida building, part of which collapsed on June 24, leaving 24 dead and 121 missing to date. Storm Elsa, expected Tuesday in the region, rekindled fears for the safety of rescuers.
The rest of the building that collapsed in Florida on June 24, leaving 24 dead and 121 missing, was demolished on the night of Sunday 4 to Monday 5 July by means of a controlled explosion, according to television images.
Authorities have decided to destroy these unstable remains of the twelve-story building for fear that they will collapse uncontrollably during the passage of tropical storm Elsa, expected Tuesday in Florida.