The parties blamed for the collapse of an apartment building in Florida last year are paying at least $997 million (almost 950 million euros) to the survivors and next of kin of victims, the report said. Miami Herald.
The 12-story apartment building in Surfside, near Miami, collapsed in June last year. 98 people died as a result. Rescue workers searched for bodies in the rubble for more than a month.
The cause of the disaster is still unclear, but three years before the collapse, warnings had already been given about the condition of the 40-year-old building.
The victims and next of kin filed a lawsuit against ten parties, including the municipality of Surfside, project developers, engineering firms and the association of owners of the complex.
It. it is exceptional that such a large settlement case is settled in less than a year. How the money will be distributed among the survivors and next of kin is still unknown.
The final amount could be more than a billion, calculated the Miami Herald. The newspaper won the prestigious American Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category on Monday for its coverage of the disaster.
Source: NU by www.nu.nl.
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