October 24, 2021

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Cuban couple, among those identified as victims of the collapse in Miami

Two elderly people born in Cuba She is one of eight with 60 years of marriage So far 11 deaths have been calculated A wing of a 12-story building collapsed on the Surface, In the city of Miami, Officials said.

In the last hour, Frank Clayman, 55, Michael David Altman, 50, and Marcus Joseph Guevara, 52, were also identified, EFE reported.

The bodies of the first two were found in the rubble on Monday 55 Apartment Building Complex South of Sampline Towers, Opened in 1981, which collapsed at dawn on Thursday, June 24th.

Taking DNA samples from relatives No more than 150 people after the crash You make the identification process easier.

Rescue workers, with dogs and high-tech equipment, are tirelessly monitoring Large pile of ruins, Only on the day of the fall did they see the people alive.

However, those in charge and other officials insist that it is still possible to find people alive and call not to lose hope.

Many of those already identified are of Hispanic descent or of Latin American descent. Cuban-born couple Antonio Lozano, 83, and his wife, Gladys, 79, have been married for nearly 60 years. And who They feared they would be separated by death, According to their relatives.

Venezuelan marriage between 80 and 74-year-old Leon and Christina Beatrice Olivekovich; Anna Ortiz and Louise Permides, mother and son, 46 and 26; And Manuel “Manny” Lafont, 54, of Houston, Texas. Identified list.

54-year-old American Stacey Dan Pong was found the same day she collapsed. His 15-year-old son Johan Handler has survived and is recovering in hospital from injuries sustained in the collapse of the apartment where he lived.

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Among the missing are several Latin Americans, including Argentina, Paraguayan, Cuban, Uruguayan, Venezuelan and Chile..

Mayor of Miami-Tate, Daniel Levine Kawa, has promised to go “down” in the investigation to determine the causes of this tragedy.

Experts point out that The investigation will be lengthy and complicated, concluding that it is not a cause, But a set of factors affecting the decline.

In 2018 A report from an engineering firm determined that there were “significant” structural damage and cracks in various parts of the building.

I knew it this Monday A municipal official Sampline Towers attended a meeting with southern neighbors and told them the building was safe despite the report.