The death toll from the collapse of an apartment in Florida rises by 6 to 60
Officials said on Thursday that staff searching in a collapsed apartment building near Miami found six more bodies, bringing the death toll to 60, a day after announcing that there is no longer any hope of finding anyone.
The Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, said at a press conference that 80 people are still believed to be missing in the disaster, and they are believed to have collapsed in the early hours of June 24. Inside of Champlain Tanan.
As of midnight local time, the emergency rescue has officially shifted from trying to find survivors to recovery operations, eliminating the hope of rescuing anyone from the rubble.
“It was difficult yesterday,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference. “But the work will continue and they will identify everyone.”
Watch | Working in Surfside, Florida, the apartment collapses and enters the recovery phase: