Today is Monday, July 5 and these are the main news of the day:
1.- Experts carried out the controlled demolition of what was left of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside. The 12-story building fell to its base in seconds, generating a cloud of debris and dust, which reached the adjacent streets. Images from Telemundo 51 show three angles of the detonation that they had been preparing since Saturday.
2.- The authorities said that there are still 24 dead and 121 missing from the crash in Surfside. They are the same figures as before the demolition. Expert structural engineers will analyze today the area of the implosion, to determine if it is stable and safe to continue with the search and rescue work.
3.- Displaced and without a response from the authorities are the residents of the Crestview Towers condominium, which was evicted in North Miami Beach. The responsibilities of the city and the county are unclear, but more than 300 residents remain without access to their homes. Some are cared for by the Red Cross or taken in by family and friends. Others sleep in their cars.
4.- Another 24-unit building, located at 1619 Lenox Avenue, in Miami Beach, was also evicted as a precautionary measure. A building inspector called by city firefighters discovered structural problems and a failure in the flooring system, as well as excessive deflection in an exterior wall.
5.- And a moving tribute was offered by Miami Beach firefighters for the victims of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building, in Surfside. The firefighters performed a color function, very typical of their work. They turned on the lights of their machines, in a simple, but emotional tribute, which was also joined by the maritime units of the Miami Beach firefighters.