The death toll confirmed by the collapse of a twelve-story building in the American city of Miami, Florida, five days ago, rose to 12 today, reported the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levina Cava, while 149 people are still missing, including nine Argentines.

For their part, rescuers continue their meticulous search for survivors, while relatives await information on the matter, the Miami Herald reported.

The search and rescue team is made up of more than 200 people who are divided into 12-hour shifts, so the mayor of Miami-Dade has ruled out the need for “additional resources.”

“Our audit continues so that all buildings have a new recertification, and last night we closed four balconies of a building. Today we are announcing that Miami-Dade County will convene experts to evaluate the buildings and recommend changes so that this will never happen again. happen, “he concluded.

In turn, the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, reiterated today that the situation is “very heartbreaking” and stressed the global impact of the events.

For his part, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the first lady, Jill Biden, They plan to travel to Florida this Thursday to see the tragedy first hand and it is possible that they will move to the vicinity of the building, the president himself confirmed.

The White House said Biden will tour the site with the first lady, to make sure state and local officials have everything they need for their assignments.

“They want to thank the heroic first responders, search and rescue teams and everyone who has been working tirelessly 24 hours a day,” said Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki.

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