Third Puerto Rican is identified among the fatalities of the collapse of a building in Miami

Third Puerto Rican Is Identified Among The Fatalities Of The Collapse Of a Building In Miami

The body of Puerto Rican Frank Kleiman was recovered today, Monday, at the scene of the collapse of a condominium north of Miami.

The 55-year-old man becomes the third Puerto Rican victim of the tragedy that occurred last Thursday.

Yesterday, the authorities confirmed that Anna Ortiz and her son Luis Bermúdez also perished. Their bodies were found on Saturday.

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#UPDATE 32: We have identified three additional victims that sadly and unexpectedly lost their lives in the tragic Surfside building collapse. Please keep their families and loved ones in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/y5Grt8vo5t

– Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) June 29, 2021

Ortiz was a partner of Kleiman.

Deborah Berezdivin, who is among the missing persons, with her boyfriend in an image shared by the family. (Supplied)

Jay Kleiman and Frankie Kleiman.  Frankie's body was found on Monday, June 28.

Jay Kleiman and Frankie Kleiman. Frankie’s body was found on Monday, June 28. (Supplied)

Nancy Kress Levin.

Nancy Kress Levin. (Supplied)

Luis Bermúdez and his mother Ana Ortiz.  The bodies of both were found on Saturday, June 26, and identified by authorities on Sunday, June 27.

Luis Bermúdez and his mother Ana Ortiz. The bodies of both were found on Saturday, June 26, and identified by authorities on Sunday, June 27. (Supplied)

The Champlain Towers South condo partially collapsed around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.  Since then, dozens of rescuers have searched the rubble for people.

The Champlain Towers South condo partially collapsed around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Since then, dozens of rescuers have searched the rubble for people. (The Associated Press)

Google Maps screenshot of the Champlain Towers condominium, in Surfside Miami.  The framed area is the one that collapsed in the early morning of June 24.

Google Maps screenshot of the Champlain Towers condominium, in Surfside Miami. The framed area is the one that collapsed in the early morning of June 24. (GFR Average)

Articles, air conditioning consoles and beds are exposed after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Miami.

Articles, air conditioning consoles and beds are exposed after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Miami. (The Associated Press)

A Miami-Dade Fire Department helicopter flies over the area where the condominium that partially collapsed this morning is located.

A Miami-Dade Fire Department helicopter flies over the area where the condominium that partially collapsed this morning is located. (The Associated Press)

Citizens waiting for news of their loved ones were placed in nearby shelters.

Citizens waiting for news of their loved ones were placed in nearby shelters. (Lynne Sladky)

People observe the damage.

People observe the damage. (Susan Stocker)

Most of the names of the fatalities in the tragedy that occurred in Champlain Towers on the morning of June 24 are Hispanic.

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.



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