Video Purportedly Shows Debris Falling In Condo Moments Before Building Collapse

[Twitter:Screenshot:Rosie Santana]

Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Camera footage purportedly from inside a Surfside condo residence shows debris falling in the apartment seconds before the building collapsed Thursday.

Rosie Santana posted the video to Twitter, saying she was not home at the time of the incident.

“This is a video from my camera footage inside from the start of the collapse until the loss [sic] of connection. (I was away from the building today). Towards the end, you hear the structure failing,” her tweet said.

A steady flow of debris is seen pelting what appears to be a ledge before the building suddenly begins to creak and sway. The footage then stops.

“That’s our apartment, my family apartment,” Santana told CNN. “I actually left for the weekend yesterday and I always set up a camera when I leave, so that was the footage I got. It only records when it detects movement so … it detected movement, it recorded that piece, and then it lost connection.”

Santana said the apartment was a “vacation home” but that she had been staying there the past three weeks and “just happened to leave yesterday.”

Authorities have confirmed at least four people are dead and at least 159 people are missing after a 12-story oceanfront condo partially collapsed early Thursday morning.

“Apparently when the building came down it pancaked, so there’s just not a lot of voids that they’re finding or seeing from the outside which again, that’s a tragedy,” Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said Thursday morning on the Today Show.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is still conducting search and rescue operations as of Friday morning, with crews bringing in heavy machinery to try and remove some of the debris and access search areas. (RELATED: Mom With Broken Pelvis Miraculously Pulls Herself And Daughter Out Of Rubble In Condo Collapse: Report)