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April 13, 2023
Efforts to recover human remains from the debris of a South Florida condo building are nearing an end.
Miami police identified six more victims of last month’s Surfside condo collapse on Thursday, meaning that 92 of the 97 confirmed dead have been identified. County officials have accounted for at least 240 people connected to the building, with just a few still classified as missing, or “potentially unaccounted for.”
More than 26 million pounds (12 million kilograms) of debris and concrete have been removed as recovery work continues. The collapse has raised alarm and focused scrutiny on other older apartment buildings. Two high-rises in Miami-Dade County have been evacuated over structural concerns. On Thursday, another building, with three stories of apartments in northwestern Miami-Dade, was evacuated following a partial roof collapse.
A cause has not yet been pinpointed for the Surfside collapse, although there were several previous warnings of major structural damage at the 40-year-old building [ABC News].
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