Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (Daniella Levine Cava) said at a press conference on Monday morning that as operations at the site of the Surfside apartment collapse continue, the death toll has reached 94. Of the 94 victims, 83 have been confirmed and 80 relatives of the deceased have been notified. According to Levin Kava.
The mayor said 22 people remain “potentially unaccounted” for with 222 people accounted for.
“The process of making identification has become more difficult as time goes on,” the mayor said. “The numbers are fluid and will continue to change,” she said.
A video of the collapse of Champlain Tann, taken on Sunday night, showed that the staff was still digging up the rubble, with spotlights illuminating their work. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said that Sunday’s team found personal items such as rings in the rubble they were cataloging. Community members waiting for the news expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the search and rescue team.
On Saturday night, local clergy, elected officials, first responders, the families of the victims and survivors, as well as members of Hazara, the Israel Defense Forces, and the Israeli Consulate gathered for a memorial ceremony and thanked the rescuers for their efforts on foot. The Israel Defense Forces, who had been on the scene to assist in the restoration of the landslide, accepted their farewells during the walk. Since the landslide occurred on June 24, breeders have been working day and night to retrieve the victims, stopping only for safety reasons, such as a pile of debris, dangerous wind, and lightning.
These efforts helped Pablo Rodríguez put an end to the situation. He said that he was relieved to learn what happened to his mother and grandmother a few weeks after they disappeared in the collapse.
“Last night was (the) first night since this nightmare started that I was able to get a little bit of sleep,” Rodriguez said in a tweet on Saturday after the authorities said 87-year-old Elena Chavez and 64-year-old Elena Blaser were identified as the two victims.
“The thought they suffered was weighing on me heavily & confirmation that they did not was a ‘relief,'” he said. “It was the best bad news I could receive in this situation. Only hope I had.”
Authorities have confirmed the three youngest victims in the collapse on Sunday, including 5-year-old Lorenzo De Oliveira Leone, 6-year-old Anna Sophia Pettengill Lopez Moreira, and her 9-year-old sister Alexia Maria Pettengill Lopez Moreira, on July 7 It was found and publicly confirmed on Sunday. These girls are the last two members of their family to be identified. His brother Luis Vicente Pettengill López Moreira III was the youngest victim of the collapse. He was found on July 7 and on Friday identifying.
The children’s mother Sophia López Moreira (Sophia López Moreira) is the sister of the first lady of Paraguay. She lives on the 10th floor of Torres Champlain Sur with her husband, three children, and a nanny. She and her 36-year-old husband Luis Pettengill and Leidy’s 23-year-old nanny Vanessa Luna Villalba were confirmed in an earlier statement. Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez arrived in the United States on Friday after learning that his wife’s family had been killed in the collapse.
“I regret and sadly have to report the discovery of the lifeless bodies of Sophia López Moreira, Luis Pettengil, and the youngest of their children,” the foreign minister of Paraguay, Euclides Acevedo, told Paraguayan television network Telefuturo last week.
In recent weeks, four other children between the ages of 4 and 11 have been identified, including the 4-year-old Emma Guara and the 11-year-old sister Lucia Guara. Was buried in the same coffin last week. They were discovered and confirmed on June 30.