Rescuers searching for survivors after a building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida. Photo via YRT News

Edouard Duval-Carrié can't help but to think about the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti as he follows news of the building that collapsed in Surfside, Florida.

At least nine people died and 152 are unaccounted for after the Champlain Towers South collapsed Thursday, officials said. Rescuers have been searching for more survivors since the tragic collapse on Thursday.

"It gives me flashbacks of the 2010 earthquake, I have at least ten people I knew very well who died and they never found their bodies," said Duval-Carrié, an artist based in Miami. "I’m sorry this happened at Surfside. They have nothing left."

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.