Update: Surfside condo building collapse

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.

Palm Beach Post

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.
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