(Surface) A body was found in the rubble of a collapsed building in Florida on Monday, with the death toll rising to 28, and the search continues despite the possibility of finding survivors “close to zero”. Officer.
Most of the building, named Sampline Towers South, collapsed at Surface on the midnight of June 24, one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
As the storm approaches Elsa From the strong winds it could bring, the authorities chose to demolish the remains of the building, which was considered to be very unstable.
Controlled destruction took place late Sunday and “went as planned,” Miami-Tate County Mayor Daniel Levine told a news conference.
“From 1 a.m., searches were fully resumed,” he said, adding that they could be carried out in previously inaccessible areas.
He later announced that an extra body had been found. Several hours ago, the bodies of three victims were found.
Now 28 are dead and 117 are missing.
Eleven days after the crash, expert Colon Wach, head of one of the Israeli research groups interviewed by a local 10 channel, acknowledged that the chances of finding survivors were “close to zero”.
“We try to be optimistic, but also realistic,” he said.
“The circumstances we have seen are very difficult to tell in a professional way. We think we have a good chance of finding someone alive,” he said.
One survivor – a young man – was rescued from the rubble early in the morning of relief efforts. Rescuers were mobilized from across the United States, as well as in Israel and Mexico, but no one else was found.
The missing include dozens of Latin Americans from Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay.
The collapse has not yet been largely described, although there are questions about the building’s maintenance and construction, nearby construction and rising water.
According to documents released by the Surface Site, a report in early 2018 listed “major structural damage” and “cracks” in the building’s foundation.