Rescue workers recover 11th victim in Florida building collapse: Mayor

Resuce crew respond at the site after a partial building collapse in Surfside near Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 25, 2021
PHOTO: Reuters via Miami-Dade Fire Rescue / Florida Task Force One

MIAMI, FLORIDA - Another body was recovered on Monday (June 28) from the rubble of a collapsed Florida condominium tower, the county mayor said, bringing the death toll to 11.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said 150 people remained missing as of Monday afternoon as searchers continued to comb through the ruins of the building for possible survivors.

Police have so far identified eight of the victims, including a couple married for nearly 60 years and a mother whose teenage son is one of the few known survivors.

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The cause of the collapse at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, near Miami, remained under investigation.

Given the scores of those still missing, the disaster may end up as one of the deadliest non-deliberate structural failures in US history.

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