The mayor of Miami Dade, Daniella Levine Cava, reported this Sunday that the death toll from the building collapse has risen to nine, while search and rescue work continues.

He noted that a victim had died in the hospital and that the workers had removed more bodies from the wreckage since yesterday.

Dozens of lifeguards remained in the huge pile of rubble working to find survivors among the more than 150 people who still do not appear.

“We have been able to recover four other bodies from the rubble, as well as other human remains. As of today, one victim has died at the hospital, and we have recovered eight victims at the scene. Therefore, I am confirming today that the death toll is nine. We have identified four of the victims and notified their next of kin”Levine Cava said.

Almost three years before this waterfront building collapsed near Miami, an engineering firm estimated that major repairs to the building would cost more than $ 9 million, according to emails. recently published emails.

The email of the signs Morabito Consultants was part of a series of documents released by the City of Surfside as rescue efforts continued at the site of the collapsed building, where more than 150 people were still missing.

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