The number of confirmed dead at the site of the collapsed Florida condo building jumped to 60 overnight, with rescue workers pulling six more bodies from the rubble, officials said at a briefing Thursday morning.
“It’s officially two weeks since this unthinkable and unprecedented tragedy shook our community and the world,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said as she announced the additional fatalities since the previous total of 54.
The number of people still unaccounted for in the disaster at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside is now 80.
Of the dead, 35 have been identified. In total, 200 people have been accounted for, Levine Cava said.
“Our teams paused their work on the pile this morning around 1:20 a.m. for a brief moment of silence to honor the two-week mark since the collapse,” she said.
A member of the Israeli search-and-rescue team (left) salutes in front of the rubble of the Champlain Towers South on July 7, 2021, in Surfside,