Champlain Towers’ Death Toll Continues to Rise Despite Recovery

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Champlain Towers' death toll continues to rise despite recovery
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Champlain Towers, on Friday morning, was the devastating site of heavy machinery scooping debris. Sadly and unfortunately, it brought in the third weekend of a grim recovery effort in the town of Surfside in Miami, Florida, since the tragic disaster.

Champlain Towers: Victims are Found

With heaps of broken cement and twisted steel is turning over by excavators, smaller black holes are combined through the pile. There is no longer a search for survivors but victims. In fact, 14 more of whom were founding in the rubble overnight. This is what emergency managers said at family briefing reporting on social media by journalists.

Champlain Towers: Death Toll Goes Higher, People are Still Missing

On June 24, there was a partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condo. The overnight recovery is raising the death toll to 78 people that are dead. In fact, more than 60 people are still missing.

Memorial Wall

On Harding Avenue, there is the chug of heavy machinery and the smell of exhaust. It was the backdrop of the single lane of morning traffic heading south. You can see past scattered visitors at the memorial wall where family and friends have posted pictures of their missing loved ones. What a horrible sight and heartache for them to endure.

The Miami Police Department is Hard at Work

In fact, Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez told 610 WIOD news radio that work was continuing at a “swift tempo.”

“In fact, we’re going to be doing this until we complete it. Moreover, I can’t really predict a time,” Ramirez said. “Though, what I can tell you is that our fire-rescue officers are working 24 hours a day to bring the necessary closure to the families. Then, we need to go into that investigative phase” with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as the state attorney. “In fact, our number one priority is to recover the victims.”

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