Greek American Student Confirmed Dead in Miami Condo Collapse

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Greek-American student Andreas Giannitsopoulos, 21, is among the victims in the wreckage of the 12-storey apartment building in Miami, which collapsed on June 24.

“My son was the strongest person I know and the best part of my day. We had such plans for his future,” his mother, Tina Giannitsopoulos, told NBC News after authorities confirmed they had found her son.

Andreas Giannitsopoulos was reportedly on the 8th floor of the apartment building during the collapse. Even more tragic is the fact that he was not a permanent resident of the apartment building or Florida in general, but a man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, as he had gone there to visit a friend and spend some carefree days in the Sunshine State.

Giannitsopoulos, originally from Sugar Land, TX, was studying Business Strategy and International Markets at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Τhe family roots are from Xanthi in northern Greece.