01:23 GMT04 August 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The number of victims in the apartment building collapse in Surfside, Florida has reached 32 as four more bodies have been recovered overnight with 113 individuals still unaccounted for, the mayor of Miami-Dade county Daniella Levine Cava said on Tuesday.

    “We have recovered four additional victims. The number of confirmed deaths is now 32, with 26 of those identified. 191 People are accounted for and we have 113 reports of people who are potentially unaccounted for,” Cava said during a press briefing.

    The tragedy in Surfside occurred early on 24 June, when a 12-story Champlain Towers South residential building partially collapsed.

    Tina Paul, the vice mayor of the town of Surfside, told Sputnik over the weekend that the search-and-rescue operation at the site of the collapse could stretch on for weeks, if not months.

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