There is no longer hope for the families of those missing in the building that collapsed on June 24 in Surfside, Florida. Emergency services have decided to end the search for survivors under the rubble, the mayor of Miami-Dade County where the disaster that killed 54 people occurred, announced Wednesday, July 7, according to the latest report.
“It is with great sadness that I announce to you this afternoon that we have made the very difficult decision to move from the rescue and search phase to the assembly phase. [des cadavres] »Daniela Levine Cava added that 86 people are still missing.
“At this point, we have really exhausted all the options that were available to the rescue teams.”m . addedI Levin Kava, adding that eight more bodies were found before interrupting the search for possible survivors.
A round-the-clock search over the past two weeks in the ruins of what was once a twelve-story waterfront building in the town of Surfside has found no survivors other than a teen on the same day the collapse. Officials said on Tuesday that at least 124 tons of rubble had been removed during extensive excavations.
Elsa storm swept the site
Mexican and Israeli rescuers, along with American rescuers, participated in these rescues under the rubble of the building. Most of the latter, called the South Champlain Towers, have collapsed in a way that is still largely unexplained, even if the building’s structure appears to be in dilapidated places.
The rest of the building, with instability deemed dangerous, was the subject of a controlled demolition Sunday evening, allowing teams to advance into the hitherto inaccessible excavation areas.
The site was swept away Tuesday by winds and rain carried by Tropical Storm Elsa, which made landfall on Florida’s west coast on Wednesday.