Debris of a building that partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida. Photo credit: Miami-Date Fire Rescue

At least four people died and 159 went missing after part of a condo building collapsed Thursday in Surfside, a town in Miami-Dade County about eight miles from Little Haiti, officials said.

No Haitian-Americans victims have been reported so far.

At least 37 people have been rescued so far and 120 are unaccounted for, meaning that it is unclear if those people were inside the 12-story building when it collapsed.

President Joe Biden approved a state emergency Friday and is expected to speak about the building collapsing later that day.

The Red Cross provided shelter and hotel rooms to the displaced people.  

This article has been updated to say that there haven’t been any reports on Haitian-Americans being victims.

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