The report said the parties responsible for the collapse of an apartment building in the US state of Florida paid at least $997 million (nearly 950 million euros) to survivors and relatives of the victims. Miami Herald†
The 12-story building in Surfside, near Miami, collapsed in June of last year. 98 people died as a result. Rescue workers searched for bodies under the rubble for more than a month.
The victims and their relatives sued ten parties, including the Surfside municipality, project developers, engineering firms and the complex’s owners’ union.
It is extraordinary that such a large settlement issue could be settled in less than a year. How the money will be distributed to survivors and next of kin is still unknown.
The final amount could be more than a billion dollars, according to the calculation Miami Announces† The newspaper, Monday, won the prestigious US Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category for its coverage of the disaster.
Three years before the collapse, warnings had already been given about the condition of the forty-year-old building.
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