/ 28 July 2021

Florida search comes to a close

The final death toll for the Florida apartment collapse is 98 people after the remains of the last person missing were recovered and identified, officials said yesterday. While it’s believed no more victims will be found, search teams will continue to sift through the debris for personal belongings to return to families. “We’ve reached the 98, but that doesn’t mean we are done,” Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez said. “We are still working the evidence piles. And we will continue until we deem that we have done everything we can.” Authorities are still looking into what triggered last month’s collapse. Reports say the evidence points to structural deficiencies, and that has officials checking other buildings across South Florida.

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