Death toll after Miami apartment building collapse rises to 12

Death Toll After Miami Apartment Building Collapse Rises To 12

Rescue crews continuing to search for survivors of the collapse of the south tower of the Champlain Towers building in Surfside, Miami, announced Tuesday that the death toll rose to 12 after finding the body of a person whose identity has not been disclosed. .

According to the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, there are 149 people whose whereabouts remain unknown. The official added that rescue efforts will continue, although the process of auditing the list of missing persons has been made difficult due to a problem of duplication of information.

At the moment, the rescue units have recovered and identified three Puerto Ricans who died after the collapse of the building on June 24: Frank Kleiman, 55; his partner, Ana Ortiz, and Ortiz’s son, Luis Bermúdez.


Champlain Towers South collapsed on Thursday and more than 100 people are still missing, including brothers Jay Kleiman, as well as their mother Nancy Kress Levin, prominent merchants on the island. Also, Deborah Berezdivin, a cousin of the Kleiman brothers, along with her boyfriend, Ian Naibryf, a member of the Jewish community.