Confirmed Deaths in Collapsed Florida Condo Building Climb to 86

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  • The fig of confirmed deaths successful the collapsed condominium gathering successful Surfside, Florida, has climbed to 86, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a property league Saturday morning. 
  • Officials announced a modulation from a rescue effort to a betterment cognition earlier this week.

The fig of confirmed deaths successful the collapsed condominium gathering successful Surfside, Florida, has climbed to 86, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a property league Saturday morning. 

Since the illness of Champlain Towers South successful Surfside connected June 24, rescue teams person been moving to retrieve victims successful the rubble. As of earlier this week, however, officials said the anticipation of uncovering idiosyncratic live was considered to beryllium "near zero." 

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Levine Cava said Saturday that 211 radical are present accounted for, with 43 radical perchance unaccounted for. She said that officials tin lone genuinely relationship for a missing idiosyncratic who is deceased erstwhile an recognition is made, and said 62 victims person been identified and that 61 next-of-kin notifications person been made. 

A 2018 study showed the 40-year-old gathering had waterproofing issues beneath the excavation and cracking successful the underground parking garage. Experts person said the repeal successful 2010 of a Florida law that required condominium buildings to program for repairs could person besides been a factor. 

Officials this week said Champlain Towers North, the identical sister spot of the collapsed condominium building, is besides being evaluated.

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