Landslide in Miami: They confirmed the discovery of four more bodies, bringing the death toll to 94.


Of those found, 83 have been identified, and 22 people who may have been in the building collapsed are still missing.

The death toll from a building collapse in Surfside, in the southeastern state of Florida, rose by four on Monday to 94. The task of identification is complicated as time passes, reported the local authorities.

Of the bodies found, 83 have been identified, and 22 people who may have been in the building when it collapsed are still missing, announced Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, after day 19 of the search and rescue.

" People who have died can remain on the missing list until they are identified," Levine Cava said during a press conference about the accident in a condominium in Surfside, a small town of 6,000 people north of Miami with a large Jewish community.

But this process " is increasingly complex as time passes and rescuers find human remains, " he admitted.

County police and forensic scientists are conducting identification operations at the collapsed building site, comparing DNA from the remains or human remains with that of the families of those missing since the disaster.

Authorities carried out a controlled demolition on Sunday of the previous week of the rest of the building, allowing crews to advance into excavation areas that could not be accessed.

Champlain Towers South, a 12-story oceanfront building, partially collapsed overnight on June 24 for an unknown reason. However, the first elements of the investigation revealed that the structure of the building appeared in places degraded.

Israeli mission concludes

Over the weekend, members of the Israeli delegation involved in the search and rescue efforts following the disaster were fired at an emotional ceremony in Surfaceed, led by Levine Cava, who presented them with plaques and medals of recognition before their return. To Israel carried out on Sunday.

Rescuers from Israel marched down a street in Surfside on Saturday in what was called the " reflection march, " in which Levine Cava and the mayor of that city, Charles Burkett, members of the rescue squads, family members, also walked. Of victims and disappeared.

Miami-Dade police reported Sunday that the identified bodies include two nephews of Paraguay's first lady, Silvana LaPez-Moreira:  Alexia Maria Pettengill López-Moreira, 9, and Anna Sophia, Pettengill López-Moreira, 6.

Both are children of Sophía López - Moreira, the sister of the first lady, and Luis Pettengill, both 36 years old, whose identities had already been identified by the authorities, Also the youngest of the children, Luis López Moreira IIIat 3 years old, and 23-year-old nanny Leidy Luna Villalba.

According to the Paraguayan consulate, the bodies will be returned to the Latin American country as soon as possible.