Official: Drilling done, demolition of collapsed condo set

A top Miami-Dade fire official says demolition specialists have finished drilling holes for explosives that they will use to bring down the precarious but still-standing portion of a collapsed South Florida condo building.
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SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A top Miami-Dade fire official says demolition specialists have finished drilling holes for explosives that they will use to bring down the precarious but still-standing portion of a collapsed South Florida condo building. Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah on Sunday told relatives of those missing in the collapse that workers were inserting the explosives and expect to detonate them between 10 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday.

The work has forced the suspension of the search-and-rescue mission, but officials said it should eventually open up new areas for rescue teams to explore. No one has been rescued alive since the first hours after the June 24 collapse.

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