The bodies of four other victims from the collapse of the Champlain Tannan Building were found in Surfside, Florida, on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the bodies of 10-year-old Lucia Guara, 4-year-old Emma Guara, 42-year-old Anaely Rodriguez and 21-year-old Andreas Giannisopoulos were all found and identified.
The Miami-Dade Police Department released their names, ages and physical recovery dates on Wednesday night.
“We have identified four other victims who tragically lost their lives in the collapse of the Surfside Building. Sister Guara is only 4 and 10 years old,” the tweet read. “Please ask their families and loved ones to pray.”
The corpse of the 52-year-old father of Marcus Joseph Guara, Lucia and Emma, Was recovered Confirmed on Saturday and Monday. As of Wednesday, their mother, Ana Guara, 41, was still missing.
Since the partial collapse of the building last week, at least 18 people have been confirmed dead, and another 147 people are missing. Emergency search and rescue teams continue to work hard to find and identify more people.
The previously identified victims include mother and son Anna Ortiz and Luis Bermudez, 54-year-old Stacey Van Fang, 54-year-old Manuel Lafon, and 92-year-old Hilda Noriega and Antonio and Gladys Lozano, 83 and 79 years old.
The ultimate cause of the building’s collapse has not yet been determined.
A kind Structure site survey report Starting in 2018, “waterproof failures” in several different areas of the structure are “causing major structural damage.”Just a few months before the collapse, on April 9, Jean Wodnick, chairman of the board of Champlain Towers South, sent a letter from CNN, Issued a warning to residents that the damage and decay were “accelerating.”
“The observable damage to the garage, etc., has become worse since the initial inspection,” Wodnick wrote. “Concrete deterioration is accelerating. The roof is getting worse, so large-scale roof repairs must be carried out.”
“Things like this are unforeseen,” said Kenneth Direktor, an attorney for the building’s apartment association. “At least the engineers who looked at the building from a structural point of view didn’t see it.”
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James Olthoff, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, announced at a press conference on Wednesday that a national construction safety team was established to investigate the collapse of the building.This is after the president Joe Biden Commit to a federal investigation into the crash.
This is only the fifth time that NIST has exercised its power to investigate structural collapse. The institute acquired this power after 9/11.
Biden is scheduled to visit the scene of the accident on Thursday.