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14 days after Florida condo collapse, no signs of survivors

Rubble and debris of the Champlain Towers South condo can be seen Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Surfside, Florida (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)
Rubble and debris of the Champlain Towers South condo can be seen Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Surfside, Florida (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)

The search for victims of the collapse of a Miami-area high-rise condominium reaches its 14th day, with the death toll at three dozen, more than 100 people still unaccounted for and authorities sounding more and more grim.

Crews dig through pulverized concrete where the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside once stood, filling buckets that are passed down a line to be emptied and then returned.

Eight more deaths were announced yesterday — the most for a single day since the search began. Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Elsa are disrupting the efforts, though the storm is on track to make landfall far across the state.

Searchers have found no new signs of survivors, and although authorities say their mission is still geared toward finding people alive, they sound increasingly somber.

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