by Brad Brooks
SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from a collapse of a Miami-area residential tower rose to 64 on Thursday after teams rescued the remains of 10 more people from the metal and rubble. concrete.
Another 76 people remain missing and believed dead buried in a mountain of rubble, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference the day after local authorities said there was no hope of finding survivors.
The number of missing people could change as it remains possible that not all people were in the building when it suddenly collapsed in the early hours of June 24th.
Although local officials said at midnight on Thursday the search and rescue portion of the operation was considered over, teams will continue digging until all the bodies of those in the building that morning are found.
“It was touching today to hear from a Miami Dade Fire Department representative who said they won’t stop until they get to the bottom of the pile and retrieve every casualty,” Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said at an afternoon news conference .
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