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Last Victim in Florida Building Collapse Found, Death Toll Reaches 98, Mayor Says

© REUTERS / SHANNON STAPLETONA man places flowers on a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Surfside's Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Miami, Florida, U.S., July 8, 2021
A man places flowers on a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Surfside's Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Miami, Florida, U.S., July 8, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.07.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The body of the last victim in the recent Florida condo collapse has been recovered from the rubble, bringing the total death count in the tragic incident to 98, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference.
"The last remaining missing person has now been accounted for and identified and the family notified," Cava said on Monday.
The death count stands at 98, while 242 people have been accounted for, Cava said.
The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue search operations to ensure all identifiable human remains are recovered, Cava noted.
© AFP 2021 / JOE RAEDLEThe remaining part of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building falls with a controlled demolition on July 4, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. The decision by officials to bring the rest of the building down was brought on by the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa and fears that the structure might come down in an uncontrolled fashion. Over one hundred people are missing as the search-and-rescue effort continues.
The remaining part of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building falls with a controlled demolition on July 4, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. The decision by officials to bring the rest of the building down was brought on by the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa and fears that the structure might come down in an uncontrolled fashion. Over one hundred people are missing as the search-and-rescue effort continues. - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.09.2021
The remaining part of the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building falls with a controlled demolition on July 4, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. The decision by officials to bring the rest of the building down was brought on by the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa and fears that the structure might come down in an uncontrolled fashion. Over one hundred people are missing as the search-and-rescue effort continues.
On June 24, the 12-story Champlain Towers South residential building partially collapsed, trapping many residents in the rubble. Authorities have not yet conclusively determined the cause of the collapse.
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