Two gay dads from Argentina and their 6-year-old daughter are among the dozens still missing in the wake of a deadly condominium collapse near Miami Beach, Florida.
The sudden collapse of the 12-story building at Champlain Towers South happened at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, and was over within mere seconds.
As of Monday, authorities said at least ten people were confirmed dead, 135 people were accounted for, and more than 150 people are still unaccounted for.
The list of those unaccounted for includes 55-year-old Fabián Núñez, a plastic surgeon from Argentina, his 45-year-old husband Andrés Galfrascoli, a theater director, and their recently adopted 6-year-old daughter Sofía.
According to the Washington Post, the family were staying at a friend’s condo in Surfside for the night while they were waiting to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“I wish we had told them no,” said Nicolas, the friend who loaned them the condo, according to Zyri.net. “They weren’t just friends, they were family.”
Nicolas said his father had visited with Núñez and Galfrascoli at the condo just hours before it crumbled, as they likely slept.
“They were getting up early to take the baby to a place to play and then they were going to the beach,” he said. “That was the idea, but they didn’t come.”
“That girl was their dream,” he added. “They raised her in a spectacular way.”
Almost a week later, the search is still on for the missing family, and dozens of others who remain unaccounted for amid the rubble in Surfside, Fl.