The body of 26-year-old Argentine lawyer Nicole “Nicky” Langesfeld was identified by the police of Miami-Dade as one of those rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building in Surfside on June 24.
Police reported that “Nicky” was found on July 7, but official confirmation was given this Saturday.
On the night of tragedy she was in an apartment on the 8th floor along with her new husband, the Venezuelan Luis Sadovnic, which is still missing.
Daughter of Argentines, “Nicky” was born in the United States and had documentation from our country.
The search for bodies under the rubble of the Champlain Tower in Miami continues without pause. Photo: AP
The young woman studied at the University of Florida and the Miami School of Law. He works for the Reed Smith firm and specializes in commercial litigation.
Nicoles’ body joins that of other Argentines who were initially missing and who were identified in recent days.
This Friday, the Miami-Dade Police confirmed the discovery of 12 bodies in the rubble of the Champlain Towers building. One of them was that of the young Argentine Ilan Naibryf.
Last Saturday, Argentine photographer Graciela Cattarossi, her 7-year-old daughter and other relatives had been found.
New death toll
In the tasks this Saturday, the search teams rescued six other bodies in addition to that of Nicole Langesfeld, bringing the provisional death toll from the collapse to 86.
“This is an astonishing and heartbreaking number that affects us all very, very deeply. The magnitude of this tragedy grows day by day,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at a press conference this Saturday.
The official added that the number of missing persons due to the collapse stood at 43 while the number of people located rose to 211, after the list of those who resided in the 12-story building was updated.
The mayor indicated that the number of fatalities identified amounted to 62.
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