40 years before Surfside, a collapse in Kansas City killed 114 people. Here's what we've learned from that disaster



The cause of the Surfside collapse is still under investigationOne popular myth following the Kansas City disaster was that the song playing at the time of the collapse -- Ellington's "Satin Doll" -- somehow contributed to the skywalks falling, he said. So she taught me how to dance," Wright said. "My dad just looked at us and said, 'I don't know any way to tell you this, but your mom and Gene were killed at the Hyatt collapse,'" Wright said. Vince Ortega said he hopes rescue crews at the Surfside collapse seek mental health support. Ortega hopes the Surfside teams can benefit from the lessons learned 40 years ago in Kansas City.


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THE JERUSALEM POST - Surfside collapse: Why did Israel send help? - opinion
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But even more prominent critics of Israel often betray their basic ignorance of hessed, the core Jewish concept of grace, benevolence and compassion. To infer that Israel went to Surfside only because of that community’s substantial Jewish population ignores the tiny state’s similar rescue teams sent to places like Ghana, Kenya and Mexico City. In 1953, when an earthquake in Greece took more than 1,000 lives, Israel Navy ships were on the scene to provide medical treatment to survivors. Not so, however, in Surfside, where in the early morning of June 24, a 12-story beachfront condominium suddenly disintegrated. Although Israel’s quick-response medical team in Surfside , Florida, was generally well-received, there were some notable naysayers.

INDEPENDENT - James Vince hits 63 and 102 on the same night as Hampshire double up in Blast
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In-form James Vince had another day to remember with two vital innings as Hampshire won back-to-back games to keep their slender Vitality Blast hopes alive on Friday. Vince first hit 63 as Hampshire beat Essex by 18 runs, the visitors being bowled out for 153 in pursuit of 172 despite 60 from Dan Lawrence. Vince then followed up with 102 from 59 balls as Hampshire overhauled Sussex’s 183 for six to win their second match of the evening by six wickets with four balls to spare. Ravi Bopara (62) and Luke Wright (54) had both hit half-centuries for Sussex, who slipped to third in the table. Surrey kept themselves in contention as they climbed above Gloucestershire with a seven-wicket victory in a must-win fixture at Cheltenham.

YAHOO - What caused Kansas City Hyatt collapse? Reasons hold clues for Florida condo tragedy
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It’s been 40 years since 114 were killed and 200 others injured when two giant skywalks collapsed in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Kansas City. Firefighters urgently worked to free survivors trapped under the collapsed skywalks at the Hyatt Regency in July 1981. Why did the high-rise Champlain Towers South condo building suddenly collapse in the pre-dawn hours on June 24? As of this past week, 94 bodies had been recovered in the Surfside disaster; 22 other people were missing. In Kansas City, scores of survivors, families and first responders still tumble into tears at the memory of the summer of 1981.

THE HILL - Hacker is stealing the identities of victims, Surfside mayor says
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Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said Friday that a hacker is stealing the identities of victims who died in the condominium collapse in his city. ADVERTISEMENT“It’s terrible,” Burkett told the news outlet. "We want everyone to take steps to lock their credit down," the mayor told Insider, adding, "We're going to track down the people responsible for this and we're going arrest them and make an example of them." It’s unclear how many people are involved or the number of victims who have been targeted. The mayor declined to provide information to either news outlet on how the identities of the victims were able to be stolen.