The tally of missing individuals in the Florida condo collapse has been reduced from 145 to 128 as of Friday, July,1. This news comes 8 days after part of the 13-story Miami condominium collapsed on June 24th.
As search and rescue efforts continue, authorities have announced the recovery of two more bodies, increasing the confirmed death toll to 20 people. Of the bodies recovered, one was the 7-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter. The ages of all victims recovered now ranges from 4 to 92 years old.
As rescuers continue to comb through concrete up to 16-feet deep, they’re also facing new challenges. With the rest of the building threatening to collapse and a hurricane looming in the Atlantic, Florida officials have requested extra help.
Miami-Dade County officials have declined to release a list of names of the nearly 128 people who remain unaccounted for. Many of their families remain gathered in South Florida, where they receive updates from officials and are able to ask them questions.
We will continue to monitor this breaking news story and provide updates when applicible.
Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/06/30/us/miami-condo-building-collapse-updates, https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/02/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-friday/index.html, https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-fl-state-wire-florida-surfside-building-collapse-technology-9770fbe3a79fcd1a62354889b42d7a50