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Death Toll Rises to 27 in Surfside Collapse; Rescue Crews Return After Successful Demolition


(Miami Herald) Three more bodies have been discovered at the site of Surfside condo collapse, raising the death toll to 27 as rescue crews resumed efforts Monday following the successful demolition of what was left of the remaining building.

Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue officials made the grim announcement to family members and the press Monday morning, nearly two weeks after the Champlain Towers South building suddenly collapsed, spurring a massive and complicated rescue effort. Over 115 people remain missing in what could be one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history.

“Please joining me in praying for those who lost their lives,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during Monday morning’s press briefing at the county’s emergency operations center.

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