Two more victims were identified by the government in Surfside, Florida, on Saturday night, the death of a condom building that has so far killed 24 people and left 121 missing.
According to Miami-Dade Police Dertment, 48-year-old Graciela Cattarossi is the mother of a 7-year-old girl whose body was previously exhumed from the rubble and the bodies of 81-year-old Gonzalo Torre.
“Her devotion to her child has not been resolved,” her friend Catherine Rooney told the Vera Miami Herald. According to reports, the girl’s family did not want her name to be revealed.
The father of the 7-year-old was reportedly a firefighter in Miami who helped his daughter recover.
An upset father wrapped the 7-year-old victim in his jacket and put a small American flag on his chest, According to WPLG-TV. Among the rescuers was the boy’s uncle.
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Cattarossi was a lifestyle photographer Messenger reported. Her tenant and sister were still among the missing.
The 12-story Champlain Towers South wing, north of Miami Beach, collapsed early in the early hours of June 24, leaving victims with little time to flee.
Rescuers were forced to temporarily suspend rescue and restoration work on Saturday so demolition crews could bring down the unstable remains of the structure until Elsa’s Tropical Storm is expected to arrive.
Raide Jadallah, assistant chief of the Maid-Dade fire department, said the debris would be removed immediately to allow rescuers to enter the garage area for the first time once the structure was demolished. It can give a clearer idea of the gaps that may be inside the ruins and that may hide the survivors.
No one has been rescued alive since the first hours after the fall.