Most residents of the sister building to the collapsed Florida condo are refusing to leave, saying they believe it’s safe

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Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team in the rubble of the collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Most of the residents in the sister building to the Florida condo that collapsed last week have said they won’t leave their homes.

Champlain Towers South in Surfside collapsed on Thursday. Eleven people have been recorded dead, and dozens more are still missing.

The Associated Press reported that most residents in Champlain Towers North – which was built by the same company and has a similar design – say they won’t leave that building and they believe it’s safe.

Some residents told the AP that they believe that their building is better maintained than the one that collapsed.

Philip Zyne, one of the residents, told the AP that he had seen lots of inspectors since the collapse, and only some residents leaving: “It’s not a mass exodus by any means. I’d say maybe a quarter of the building has left.”

But some others are afraid and have left.

Rebecca Weinstock, who owns a condo on the sixth floor with her husband, told the AP: “I’m petrified of returning.”

It is not yet clear what caused the building’s collapse.