Video shows water pouring into basement of Miami condo minutes before it collapsed

Water was filmed pouring from the ceiling of the doomed Miami condo and into its basement garage minutes before it collapsed - as the death toll from the disaster rose to 18.

The video was recorded at 1.18am on June 24 and zooms in on the entrance to the gated garage beneath the north side of Champlain Towers South - behind which water rains from the ceiling as if blasted from a fire hose. The building was reported to have crumbled at around 1.25am...

The alarming footage was posted to TikTok by Adriana Sarmiento who told Chicago news station WLS-TV that she was on vacation with her husband and was swimming in hotel pool of the Bluegreen Vacations Solara Surfside Resort pool when she heard a noise and went to investigate.

She pulled out her phone

Sarmiento said she had tried to notify residents about the danger but they thought she was exaggerating because 'things like that don't happen in America.'