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Florida Building Collapse: Remains of final victim found and identified, total death toll climbs to 98

The family of the final victim unaccounted for in a deadly apartment block collapse in Florida say her remains have been found and identified.The discovery ends a weeks-long wait for the family of 54-year-old Estelle Hedaya, who had been missing since her building collapsed on 24 June.Her brother Ikey Hedaya told US media that local […]

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Florida Building Collapse: Search ends with one victim unaccounted for, 97 deaths

The search and rescue for bodies in the rubble of the collapsed Florida apartment block has finally ended with one victim remaining unaccounted for.At least 97 people were killed when the 12-storey Champlain Towers South fell in the early hours of 24 June.But the remains of 54-year-old Estelle Hedaya are yet to be identified.Her family […]

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Florida Building Collapse: 86 dead, 43 unaccounted for as focus shifts towards investigation

The death toll in the Surfside condo collapse rose to 86 on Saturday after recovery efforts were temporarily halted over lightning strikes. Search teams have been recovering victims more quickly now that a portion of the tower that remained standing was demolished and is no longer a threat to collapse, according to Florida Fire Marshall […]

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Pet cat missing since Surfside building collapse reunited with family

A pet cat that had been missing after the deadly surfside condo collapsed in Florida last month was miraculously found alive and reunited with his family. The cat named Binx was spotted wandering near the rubble of collapsed Champlain Towers South on July 8 two weeks after the condo had come crashing down. Binx was […]

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Miami Building Collapse: ‘Possibility of someone still alive near zero’

Rescue teams working at the site of the collapsed Florida apartment building are switching from a search-and-rescue mission to a recovery effort. The decision comes about two weeks after the 12-storey Champlain Towers South fell in the middle of the night. Fifty-four victims have been found and 86 are still missing, Surfside city officials said. […]

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Search and rescue at collapsed Florida tower temporarily suspended ahead of demolition

Search and rescue operations at the collapsed 12-storey building in south Florida have been temporarily suspended, as officials prepare to demolish the still-standing portion of the tower ahead of an incoming storm.Two more bodies were pulled from the rubble of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, near Miami, on Saturday, bringing the official number of deaths […]

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Miami Condo Collapse: Woman’s voice heard from the rubble during the initial rescue efforts

During initial search and rescue efforts, rescue crews heard the voice of a female trapped in the Surfside condo rubble, but were unable to reach her, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Alan Cominsky saidWhile speaking to reporters Cominsky was asked about a female voice that was heard in the first few hours after the collapse. Rescue […]

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Miami Building Collapse: Search briefly stops for 14 hours after concerns that whole building could fall

Rescue crews resumed their search for survivors of the Champlain Towers South collapse on Thursday evening, more than 14 hours after work was halted out of concern that the rest of the building could also fall.The pause of the search, which came the same day President Biden visited the area and spent three hours with […]

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Miami Building Collapse: Death toll climbs to 18, nearly 150 missing

The death toll in the Florida collapsed building rose to 18, after bodies of two children were found in the rubble.Nobody has been pulled alive from the disaster site shortly after the structure caved in on Thursday.Rescue teams have been able to build a ramp for a crane to reach areas of the ruined building […]

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Miami Building Collapse: President of collapsed Surfside building warned of worsening conditions in April

The residents of the collapsed Florida apartment building received a letter in April warning of worsening structural damage. The letter, obtained and reported by US media, was sent by the president of the apartment block’s building association. It said damage that was first reported in 2018 had “gotten significantly worse” and would soon “begin to […]

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Miami Building Collapse: Rescuers hope for ‘miracle’ as search enters sixth day

Rescue workers digging feverishly for a sixth day stressed that they could still find survivors in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condo building, as an explanation for what caused the disaster sparks a debate.Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told reporters on Monday that the confirmed death toll had risen to 11 after the high-rise […]

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Theories that may have caused Miami Surfside building to collapse

As the rescue mission in the Surfside building collapse enters the sixth day, questions over the crashing down of the tower without warning have puzzled authorities and experts. While there are no clear answers yet, questions point to some failure in the lower reaches of the 13-story building, perhaps in its foundation, columns or underground […]