- Authorities have suspended the search for survivors.
- Now, the search for bodies in the rubble of the building has begun.
- “The chances of survival are close to zero,” said the deputy fire chief.
Miami building search suspended. After the days of anguish lived in Surfside, Miami, where the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building claimed the lives of at least 54 people, authorities have decided to suspend the search for survivors… now they only go for the bodies.
After the discovery of eight more bodies, the death toll increased to 54 and the authorities have formally started the process of searching for bodies among the rubble that was left after the imposing apartment building collapsed, so that they could later be handed over to their relatives, who were still hopeful to find them alive. Although the situation is complicated, the first responders continue working with the intention that each family member can be sure that they will soon be able to honor the person they are looking for.
Miami building search suspended: They go for bodies
The AP news agency has reported that after 14 days of searching for survivors by first responders who have been removing the rubble of the building that collapsed in Miami-Dade, the decision was reached to end the mission this Wednesday, July 7. rescue and began a recovery, indicating that efforts to find survivors have concluded.
After releasing the news, social networks have shown disagreement with the events stated because the families of the victims still had hope of finding them alive, for this reason it was hoped that they would not suspend the search again, such as They did it in the days before because of the bad weather. Filed Under: Miami Building Search Suspended
Miami Building Search Suspended: Families Prepared
It was announced that before making this tough decision, it was planned to first inform the families of the victims so that the coup was not devastating and they could assimilate the news in a calm way, since for days it was made known in networks social rumors about a possible change of operation.
According to the AP, it was recognized that there were increasingly pessimistic reports from emergency officials, who indicated that they had been preparing families for the worst news they could receive, after in the first hours of the collapse no signs were found. of survivors in the most intricate areas of the rubble. Filed Under: Miami Building Search Suspended
Miami building search suspended: The words offered by the deputy fire chief
As The New York Times reported, one of the first authorities to speak was Deputy Fire Chief Raide Jadallah, who informed families in a private conference Wednesday afternoon that only search teams would be withdrawing, such as rescue dogs and specialized sound devices.
“Our only responsibility at this time is to give them a closure,” he commented to relatives who attended that closed-door meeting, which turned out to be especially hard for people who were hopeful and who at this time did not feel prepared to assimilate what was happening. “Based solely on the facts, there is no chance of survival,” he concluded. Filed Under: Miami Building Search Suspended
Miami building search suspended: there was still insistence on searching for survivors
It was the authorities who had initially insisted on looking for more survivors in the two weeks after the tragedy, because they were hopeful after the workers demolished what was left of the building, allowing rescue teams to access to areas that were previously impossible for them.
Among the rubble it was reported that they could find gaps or spaces between the remains where someone could have survived, but unfortunately they could not find anyone alive, only pieces of what was once Champlain Towers South and that became home. of many. Filed Under: Miami Building Search Suspended
Miami building search suspended: dozens of bodies were recovered
What resulted in being able to access those hard-to-reach areas was knowing that there were some of those gaps that the authorities were vehemently looking for, and that they were dealing with what was once the basement and the parking lot of the condominiums, but the tragic came when they discovered what the site was holding.
It was thought that there could be survivors in very poor condition, that by a strange miracle they would be alive after so long, but the only thing that the rescue groups found were the bodies that appeared on the lists of disappeared, in fact, it has been reported which was a dozen deceased. As the media has well reported, no person has been rescued alive in the first hours of the collapse. Filed Under: Miami Building Search Suspended
The list of missing
The media have reported that so far 86 people are still missing after 14 days of searching in the rubble of the building, in addition to the fact that the list of deaths has been increasing, which gives resignation to the families of the victims of the collapse site. from Champlain Towers South.
Before the news of the suspension of search activities for survivors was released, it was mentioned that the last bodies identified are those of Nancy Krass Levin, 76, Jay Kleiman, 52, and Francis Fernández, 67, all of them recovered from the rubble on July 5, according to Miami-Dade Police.
Maggie Castro, updates families
The Miami-Dade paramedic and firefighter made statements to the media, where she mentioned what it is like to deal with the victims’ families and what was the process they used when declaring that they had found their dead relative, since many of them were still keeping hope.
“For some, what they are telling us is almost a feeling of relief when they already know (that they have found a body) and can begin to close that chapter and move on,” said Maggie, who from the beginning He was in charge of transmitting the news to relatives and updates the information daily.
There are six demands
So far, a total of six lawsuits have been filed, of which one belongs to Raysa Rodríguez, who made his lawsuit known where he declared what he had experienced at the time of the collapse and even the call he made to his brother and was recorded in the mailbox.
As reported by the BBC portal, the other judicial requirements were from Manuel Drezner, Steve Rosenthal, Pablo Rodríguez and Harry Rosenberg, who also lived in the condominiums that were affected by the collapse and who are furious with the association, and demand justice towards the families that have lost someone in the collapse, such is the case of Pablo, who has not found his mother and grandmother.
Charles Burkett spoke about aid to victims
The news agency Efe in previous days mentioned that the mayor of Surfside, Charles Burkett, has said that for the moment each family is going to be given $ 5,000 as an aid so that they can live in these first moments, which also had Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine mentioned in an earlier statement.
Efe also mentioned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing gift cards to the victims worth between $ 2,500 and $ 5,000, the latter figure for large families, who demanded justice from the association for deaths.
The decision they made
CNN has declared that after a long day, where every minute the list of deceased increases and without finding any survivors, the authorities announce that the search has been canceled and it was Daniella Levine Cava, the mayor, who communicated the tough decision that they took and that caused the anguish of the relatives who still continued with hope.
“It is with deep sadness that I can share this afternoon that we have made the extremely difficult decision to transition from our search and rescue operation to recovery. Two weeks have passed since the tower collapsed. For the past 14 days our teams have dug through the collapse using every possible strategy and every piece of technology available to them, ”said the Miami-Dade Mayor.
The words of Jeanette Núñez
A moment ago an interview was conducted with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, to Jeanette Núñez, who is the lieutenant governor of Florida, who told Blitzer that the search teams had changed protocol and that the decision had been reached to modify the search operation for survivors in search of the deceased.
“I guarantee that those search and rescue teams that are now changing their operation to recovery will continue to dig with the same fervor, the same passion and the same compassion that they feel for these families, in order to discover the remains of their loved ones.” Núñez declared before the cameras, to reassure the people who have complained about the news.
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