Rescuers continue to search for survivors in the rubble of the building located in Surfside; so far 150 people are missing
The communication team of the president of USA, Joe Biden, announced on Tuesday, 29, that the Democrat and the country’s first lady, Jill Biden, will go to the site of the partial collapse of a building in Surfside, County of Miami-Dade, next Thursday, 1st, to talk with firefighters and victims’ families. “They want to thank the heroic first responders and rescue teams and everyone who worked tirelessly day and night, as well as finding families facing this terrible tragedy, waiting amid anguish for news of their loved ones,” said the press secretary of the presidency, Jen Psaki, at a White House press conference. According to her, the visit is being organized to take place in a way that does not jeopardize the rescue work at the site of the landslide.
So far, the US federal government has sent 50 agents to the scene of the accident to investigate the incident and join the rescue task force that has been trying for six days to find survivors in the rubble. So far, 11 bodies have been rescued from the scene and 150 people are still missing. More than a ton of concrete has been removed from the rubble so far and the rescue teams, made up of more than 200 people, are supported by professionals from Chile and Israel, specialists in rubble rescue. Equipment such as thermal cameras and sonar are used in the search for survivors. Despite the accident completing a week on Wednesday, government officials continue with an optimistic speech to find survivors.