SURFSIDE, Fla.—Rescue crews faced a grueling seventh day of searching for survivors in a Miami-area condo collapse, with the death toll standing at 16 and 147 people unaccounted for.
Thirty-seven survivors were pulled from the site in the early hours after the collapse on June 24, but none have been rescued in the days since.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said search-and-rescue workers found four bodies Tuesday night in the rubble of Champlain Towers South. Their next of kin hadn’t yet been identified, she said in a news conference.
Rescue workers in gloves, helmets and respirator masks worked in a grid, sifting through debris with gloved hands and placing it in buckets. A stream of dump trucks covered with tarps carried loads of debris to be photographed and stored; more than 3 million pounds has been collected so far, officials said.
Intermittent heavy rain complicated the work. An acrid, burning smell lingered in the air for blocks around the site.
Source: WSJ – US News