Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

Identifying Remains Arduous as Florida Condo Collapse Death Toll Rises to 94

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Confirmed deaths in the partial collapse of a condominium near Miami rose by four to 94 on July 12 as identifying remains became progressively difficult with the recovery effort in its 19th day, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. Due to the passage of time, recovery workers are leaning more heavily on the medical examiner’s office to identify recovered bodies, an undertaking that is “very methodical” and takes time, Levine Cava said at a briefing. The number of people still unaccounted for dropped to 22 on July 12 from 31 a day earlier, and may include some of the victims who have yet to be identified in the rubble of the 12-story oceanfront building in the town of Surfside that partially collapsed in the early morning hours of June 24. “The process of making identifications has become more difficult as time goes on, and the recovery at this point …

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