Reading about the collapse of the condominium tower just north of Miami, I saw this part, which seems even more tragic because the Argentine family who died were there for only one day. Wretched, fatal timing.
“The middle section of the tower fell first. Experts said it appeared to crumble from the ground up. The few people in those units who survived the collapse lived on the upper floors.
The Argentine family of three in apartment 803 had come to Florida to get their coronavirus vaccine. According to the Argentine news outlet Clarin, Fabián Núñez, 55, Andrés Galfrascoli, 45, and their 6-year-old daughter, Sofía, had been staying with their friend Nicolas Pakota for three months when he offered them a single night at his Surfside condo so they could enjoy the private beach.
The couple are well-known and well-connected: Núñez is a plastic surgeon with celebrity clients, and Galfrascoli is a theater producer who is close friends with the first lady of Argentina, according to the Miami Herald.
They’d had Sofia through surrogacy and had been hoping to have another child, Pakota said. All three are now missing, and Pakota said he wishes he had never invited them to his condo: “They weren’t just friends, they were family.”