The bodies of nine persons have now been found, yet more than 150 people are still missing. I think it is obvious that there is no chance of finding anyone still alive in the rubble, even though the work at the site is still being called a rescue effort.
The death toll from the collapsed condominium tower in Surfside rose to 9 on Sunday. Over 150 people are still unaccounted for. Four more victims were identified Sunday night by Miami-Dade police.
Here is what we know about the tower collapse and rescue efforts on Monday.
The painstaking and dangerous search for survivors from a condo building collapse continued Sunday in a seaside town north of Miami Beach, as families and community members held out hope that the 152 missing would be found alive.
“We just need a few more miracles each day,” Seaside Mayor Charles Burkett said at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
Nine people have been confirmed dead, with eight of them being pulled from the debris. The other died in the hospital Sunday.
Miami-Dade police on Sunday night released the following names of victims who have been identified. They are:
- Leon Oliwkowicz, 80. His body was recovered on June 26.
- Luis Bermudez, 26. His body was recovered on June 26.
- Anna Ortiz, 46. Her body was recovered on June 26.
- Christina Beatriz Elvir, 74. Her body was recovered on June 27.
- In addition to Stacie Dawn Fang, who was the first victim named, these names were released Saturday night by Miami-Dade police:
- Antonio Lozano, 83, of apartment 903. His body was recovered on June 24.
- Gladys Lozano, 79, of apartment 903. Her body was recovered on June 25.
- Manual LaFont, 54, of apartment 801. His body was recovered on June 25.