The remains of the last missing person after the collapse of the Miami apartment complex have been found. According to The Washington Post It concerns a 54-year-old woman who has been identified by her mother. That brings the number of identified victims to 98, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference. Last Friday, the fire brigade stopped searching for the physical remains of any victims under the rubble.
At the beginning of this month, hopes had already been given that any survivors would be found. On June 24, the apartment complex in Surfside collapsed. Living people were only rescued from the rubble in the first hours after the disaster. In recent weeks, firefighters have been carrying out salvage work. The city of Florida had to clear a total of 14,000 tons of rubble.
About five weeks after the disaster, the exact cause is still unclear. In 2018, researchers already identified safety risks in the building, which was 40 years old at the time. The concrete was in poor condition. There were also cracks in the pillars of the parking garage under the building. The costs of repairing this amounted to about 10 million euros. Meanwhile, ten other apartment buildings in the region have also been found to have similar shortcomings. The owners must rectify this immediately.