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Death toll in Florida building collapse rises to 90

Search and Rescue teams look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 27, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Giorgio Viera / AFP)
Search and Rescue teams look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 27, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Giorgio Viera / AFP)

SURFSIDE, Florida — Authorities are making progress in identifying the victims of the deadly building collapse in Florida last month.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says today that 90 deaths have now been confirmed. Among them are 71 bodies that have been identified. Their next of kin has been notified.

Some 31 people remain listed as missing. Levine Cava also says that the unrelenting search amid the rubble has resulted in the recovery of over 14 million pounds of concrete and debris.

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