SUBSCRIBE

CATEGORIES

Searchers recover 8 more bodies from Florida condo tower

imageWorld50 minutes ago (Jul 06, 2021 06:01PM ET)

2/2
(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Search-and-rescue personnel work on the debris of the collapsed Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, U.S., July 5, 2021, in this still image obtained from video. Courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department / Handout via

2/2

By Francisco Alvarado

SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) -Search and rescue teams pulled the remains of eight more victims from the ruins of a Florida condominium tower on Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed fatalities to 36 with 109 people considered missing.

The updated death toll was announced hours after several hundred mourners filled a Miami Beach church for the first funeral for victims who died in the collapse of the condominium tower nearly two weeks ago.

Marcus Guara, 52, his wife Ana Guara, 42, and their daughters, Lucia, 10, and Emma, 4, were recalled at the service as a tight-knit family who enjoyed walking on the beach and doing other simple things together.

All four members of the family were killed when half of the 12-story Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida abruptly crumbled in the early morning hours of June 24.

The search for more victims is carrying on despite the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches South Florida.

Forecasters predicted Surfside and the surrounding region would be spared the worst of the storm. Concerns over the impact of Elsa prompted officials to demolish a still-standing section of the building on Sunday night.

Searchers recover 8 more bodies from Florida condo tower

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.