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Death toll rises to 90 in Surfside building collapse

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Jul 11, 2021

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Sunday during a press conference that rescuers pulled ad additional four victims from the rubble, with the death toll now at 90. A total of 39 victims are still unaccounted for.

Levine Cava added that more than 14 million pounds of debris had been removed from the collapse site.

Authorities are set to provide another update on the recovery efforts at about 10 a.m. ET. Monday.

In a press conference on Friday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava called it "a staggering a heartbreaking number that affects all of us very, very deeply."

On Thursday, the bodies of the sister of Paraguay's first lady, the sister's husband, and the youngest of their three children were found.

Cava shared a touching story of a cat, Binks, who lived in the collapsed tower and was found alive near the rubble pile. The cat has been reunited with its family, Cava said.

Officials also confirmed Friday that two rescuers and one police officer were injured overnight while working at the site.

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said that one rescuer suffered a cardiac event. That rescuer was rushed to the hospital and is currently stable. The second rescuer suffered a laceration which required several sutures.

Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez III said that a police officer working traffic duty at the site had his foot run over by a passing truck. That officer was taken to the hospital and is expected "to be OK."

Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett noted that the rubble pile, which initially stood "four or five stories high," is now ground. Officials have removed millions of pounds of debris from the stack.

These are the names of the victims that have been made public at this time.

  • Hilda Noriega, 92
  • Gino Cattarossi, 89
  • Graciela Cattarossi, 86
  • Claudio Bonnefoy, 85
  • Antonio Lozano, 83
  • Gonzalo Torre, 81
  • Magaly Elena Delgado, 80
  • Leon Oliwkowicz, 80
  • Simon Segal, 89
  • Gladys Lozano, 79
  • Nancy Kress Levin, 76
  • Christina Beatriz Elvira, 74
  • Elaine Lia Sabino, 71
  • Gloria Machado, 71
  • Maria Obias-Bonnefoy, 69
  • Tzvi Ainsworth, 68
  • Francis Fernandez, 67
  • Ingrid Ainsworth, 66
  • Gary Cohen, 58
  • David Epstein, 58
  • Andrea Cattarossi, 56
  • Bonnie Epstein, 56
  • Frank Kleiman, 55
  • Staci Dawn Fang, 54
  • Manuel LaFont, 54
  • Marcus Joseph Guara, 52
  • Harold Rosenberg, 52
  • Jay Kleiman, 52
  • Michael David Altman, 50
  • Graciela Cattarossi, 48
  • Anna Ortiz, 46
  • Anaely Rodriguez, 42
  • Ruslan Manashirov, 36
  • Juan Alberto Mora Jr., 32
  • Luis Bermudez, 26
  • Andreas Giannitsopoulous, 21
  • Lucia Guara, 10
  • Emma Guara, 4
  • Maria Teresa Rovirosa, 58
  • Luis Lopez Moreira III, 3
  • Sophia Lopez Moreira, 36
  • Luis Pettengill, 36
  • Vishai Patel, 42
  • Bhavna Patel, 36
  • Deborah Berezdivin, 21
  • Juan Alberto Mora, 80

Officials have also confirmed that the 7-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter was also among those killed in the collapse. That girl's name has not been made public at the request of the family.

Thursday marked the two-week anniversary of the spontaneous partial collapse of Champlain Towers South. Levine Cava said that workers paused at 1:30 a.m.

Thursday to honor the moment when the tower fell.

Thursday marked the first full day of "recovery" efforts. Previously, first responders had been in "search and rescue" mode, but officials determined that it would be impossible to find any survivors remaining in the rubble on Wednesday.