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Collapse in Florida: 126 people still missing, building to be demolished

Two new bodies have been found in the rubble of a collapsed building on a site near Miami, Florida, and the death toll has risen to 22, with 126 people still missing, officials said Friday (July 2).

“During today’s excavations, we found the bodies of two additional people.”Miami-Tate County Mayor Daniel Levine Kawa told a news conference Friday.

A few hours ago, the Miami firefighter announced that he had found two bodies, including the body of a seven-year-old girl’s child.

“Every night [depuis l’effondrement] It was so hard for everyone (…) But last night was special. It was very different and very difficult for our rescuers. ”, Described the mayor one day Visit of President Joe Biden who spent many hours with the rescuers and their families.

The number of missing has also risen to 126, with 188 people now living safely in a Surface apartment building in South Florida, said Daniel Levine Cava.

The whole building is going to be demolished

The search for survivors was hampered for several hours on Thursday, with authorities fearing that the still-standing sections of the building would in turn collapse before resuming at the end of the afternoon. As a precaution, Mayor Daniel Levine Kawa announced Friday that the entire building will be demolished.

Most of the 12-storey building named Sampline Towers South It collapsed on June 24 at 1:20 p.m. (7:20 am in Paris) In the dust cloud, one of the worst urban disasters in American history.

Another residential complex named Crestview Towers on nearby North Miami Beach was evacuated Friday, highlighting security issues in the structure of a building.

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Hurricane Elsa is currently on the island of Barbados and is expected to approach as it may interfere with ongoing searches on the site. “From Florida Monday to Tuesday”, Said Robert Molleda of the U.S. Meteorological Services.

World with AFP