Deaths In Miami Building Collapse Rise To 95

Miami – Victim search teams under the rubble of a collapsed building in Surfside (Miami-Dade) found the body of a person in the last hours, bringing the death toll to 95, authorities announced Tuesday .

The number of people not located after the collapse, which occurred on June 24 for reasons not yet determined, stood at 14, but there are 2 of them that it is not known with certainty if they were in the building when it collapsed.

Of the 95 bodies recovered, 85 have been identified so far, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

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Among the victims, in addition to Americans, there are Puerto Ricans, Argentines, Cubans, Uruguayans, Colombians, Chileans, Venezuelans, Paraguayans and Israelis, among other nationalities.

Levine Cava has warned that the identification tasks are becoming more complicated by the time that has elapsed since the tragedy and how it affects the human remains.

The investigation into the causes of the collapse of the northeast wing of the Champlain Towers South building, which contained 55 apartments, has already begun, but is expected to be long and complex.

In court, there are half a dozen lawsuits filed against the condo association, which has feared structural problems since at least 2018, according to an engineering firm.

What was left of the building was demolished on July 4, as the structure was unstable and made search tasks difficult.

Now we are studying what to do with the land when the operation is finished, in which hundreds of lifeguards have participated who have worked tirelessly and under inclement weather.

The mayor of Sufside, Charles Burkett, said this week that he is studying what use to make of the site and consulting the families of the victims to find out what they want, as it is a kind of “sacred place.”

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (The Associated Press)

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing.

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (Wilfredo Lee)

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing.

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (Lynne Sladky)

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing.

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (Wilfredo Lee)

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing.

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (Lynne Sladky)

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing.

The decision to demolish the Surfside building was made after concerns grew that the damaged structure was at risk of collapsing. (Wilfredo Lee)

The building was torn down on Sunday.

The building was torn down on Sunday. (The Associated Press)

The building was torn down on Sunday.

The building was torn down on Sunday. (The Associated Press)

The building was torn down on Sunday.

The building was torn down on Sunday. (The Associated Press)

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