WORLD Death toll rises to 9 as more bodies found in U.S. Florida building collapse

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Death toll rises to 9 as more bodies found in U.S. Florida building collapse

Xinhua

07:11, June 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in the beachside town of Surfside, southeastern U.S. state Florida, has risen to nine as more bodies were found overnight in ongoing search and rescue, authorities said on Sunday.

Crews work in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. One hundred fifty-nine people were still unaccounted for two days after Thursday's collapse. (Photo: AP)

"As of today, one victim passed away in the hospital, and we've recovered eight victims on-site, so I am confirming today that the death toll is at nine," Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.

Four of the victims have been identified, she added.


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