The day before the collapse of an apartment in Florida, a resident escaped the tragedy because he did not return home at the invitation of his lover.
According to foreign media such as the Washington Post on the 28th local time, 40-year-old Eric De Moura has been living on the 10th floor of the South Apartments in Champlain Tower, Florida for the past three years.
On the 23rd, the day before the collapse of the building, Mr. Demoura watched a soccer game on TV with several friends at his girlfriend’s house around 6:15 pm after working from home. And while I was playing soccer with them in the backyard, I went in to pick up a ball that fell into the waterway, and my clothes got wet.
Demoura, who did not bring a change of clothes, prepared to return home after a while. Early the next morning, personal training was also scheduled at the gym.
Demoura’s girlfriend persuaded him, “It’s late, and I’ll wash and dry your pants, so go to sleep.” In the end, Demoura went to bed at around 1 am on the 24th.
However, Demoura woke up at around 5:30 am to go to the bathroom and found several text messages on her cell phone.
Mr. Demoura was informed of the collapse of the apartment shortly after and received pictures of the wreckage of the apartment.
Born in Brazil, he later said in a local media interview, “The apartment was a place where people from all over the world came together and lived together. It was the only place in America that could be called home, and everyone was my friend.” did it through.
“I will forever be grateful to my girlfriend for stopping me from going home,” he added.
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