The search for the victims of the Miami County multi-story condominium crash reached 14 on Wednesday, with the death toll at 46, with no estimates yet and officials are increasingly saddened.
Miami-Dade Fire Chief Assistant Chief Raide Jadallah told family members at a personal briefing on Wednesday that workers had removed 10 more bodies and extra human remains from under the rubble and increased the death toll.
The crews “significantly removed the pile.” “They were able to land in different areas to check.”
On Tuesday, workers dug up powdered concrete at the site of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, filled buckets left to empty, and then returned.
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A closer look at the search in a video released Tuesday by the Miami-Dade County Fire and Rescue Department coincided with the announcement of eight more deaths – the most in a single day since the search began. which is p. Elsa also wanted the storm to reach the other side of the state as rain and wind stopped the movement from the tropical storm.
The researchers did not find any new signs of survivors, and although officials said their mission was still to search for people alive, they were increasingly confused.
“We are now in search-and-rescue mode,” District Police Director Freddie Ramires said at a news conference Tuesday night. He soon added: “Our main goal now is to build closeness to families.”
Since the first hours after the building collapsed on June 24, no one has been rescued while many of its residents have been asleep.
Searchers are still searching for any obvious traces inside the wreckage where survivors can be found, said Alan Kominsky, the county’s fire chief.
“Unfortunately, we don’t see anything positive,” he said.
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Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Kava said the families of the missing were listening to reports of a “tragic loss.” He said President Joe Biden, who visited the area last week, called on Tuesday and offered permanent assistance.
“I think when the time comes to move on to the next stage, everyone will be ready,” he said.
Journalists began a personal close look at the site on Tuesday, although the building was dangerously unstable, although it was demolished as a result of the initial collapse of the building where workers collapsed on Sunday. The concrete and twisted steel pile was about 9 feet high and shook about half the length of the football field. Through the working machines removed the wreckage, which prevented any appearance of search operations.
The severity of the weather from Elsa somewhat hampered the search. Lightning forced rescuers to use their jobs for two hours on Tuesday, said Raide Jadallah, an assistant fire chief. A 20-mile (32 km / h) gust of wind prevented strong debris from being transported by cranes, officials said.
However, the strongest winds and rains of the storm hit Surfside and neighboring Miami as Elsa weakened across it, causing an expected collapse between Tam Bay and Florida’s Big Bend.
The crews removed 124 tons (112 metric tons) of waste from the site, Kominsky said. Officials said the remains were separated and stored in a warehouse as potential evidence in an investigation into why the building collapsed.
Since the unstable rest of the building was demolished, workers have been freed to search for a wider area.