News

Actions

Crews at collapse site find body, raising death toll to five

South-Florida-building-collapse
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 23:09:04-04

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found another body at the site of a 12-story building collapse near Miami, raising the death toll to five. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed the heightened toll Saturday evening. She said crews working throughout the day had found another body in the rubble of the wrecked Florida beachside condominium — along with other human remains. Police said four of the five deceased have now been identified, along with their apartments. Officials said the remains they find are being sent to the medical examiner, and they are also gathering DNA samples from family members to help identify them.