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Chabad couple confirmed killed in Miami building collapse

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and his wife Casey leave flags at a makeshift memorial near the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of victims remain missing more than a week after it partially collapsed, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and his wife Casey leave flags at a makeshift memorial near the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of victims remain missing more than a week after it partially collapsed, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tzvi Ainsworth, 68, and Itty Ainsworth, 66, have been identified as the latest confirmed victims in the collapse of a condo building in Surfside, Florida, outside Miami.

The bodies of the couple, members of the Chabad community who lived for many years in Australia before returning to the US to be near their children, were recovered from the disaster site yesterday, according to local media reports.

The couple had seven children and many live in South Florida, including their daughter just blocks away, reports The Associated Press. “Every person she encountered, ever in her life, became her friend. Everyone was treated as equals,” their daughter, Chana Wasserman, wrote in a Mother’s Day blog post to her mother Itty last year.

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