Death toll up to 32 in Miami Beach-area condo building collapse

The confirmed death toll in the partial collapse of a Miami Beach-area condo building rose to 32 Tuesday, the 13th day of an ongoing search for victims.

Four bodies were recovered overnight, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a morning news briefing. Twenty-six of the victims have been identified, she said.

While 113 people remain “potentially unaccounted for,” only 70 of those people are confirmed to have been in Champlain Towers South in Surfside when half of it crumbled in the early morning of June 24, she said.

The numbers of people accounted for, which now stands at 191, and people unaccounted for have fluctuated as detectives work to audit a list of those reported missing since the collapse.

Levine Cava said reaching some family members who originally called to report someone missing has become a challenge, making “it very difficult to determine whether an individual was in fact in the building.”

She urged family members to reach back out with more information, if possible.

Source: Death toll up to 32 in Miami Beach-area condo building collapse