3 Dead in Florida Garage Collapse

Police shift to recovery mission
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 11, 2012 10:26 AM CDT
3 Dead in Florida Garage Collapse
Fire rescue officials work to remove a victim from the collapsed parking garage at the Miami Dade College West campus in Doral, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2012.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

A third person has died following the collapse of a parking garage at Miami Dade College, police say. The latest victim was pulled from the rubble early today, some 13 hours after the five-story structure fell, creating a pancake-like collapse. A police rep says the man died at a Miami trauma center. The mission has now turned to a recovery effort and police are expecting to find another body in the rubble, the spokesman says. The parking garage was under construction at the campus in west Miami-Dade County. Witnesses say workers ran screaming from the garage as it fell around noon yesterday. Multiple people were taken to the hospital following the collapse, the spokesman says. No names have been released. (More Florida stories.)

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