Death toll at Florida condo collapse site remains at 9, trench being dug through rubble

Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Officials confirmed Sunday evening that nine people have died in the Surfside condo collapse as search and rescue efforts continue.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava expressed that while the death toll remained the same since the morning, officials have now identified four more of those deceased.

Scores of rescue workers remained on the massive pile of rubble, working to find survivors among the more than 150 people who remain unaccounted for.

Cava also announced the number of those accounted for has increased to 134.

Teams of rescuers continue to remain on standby and are using heavy machinery and power tools to clear the rubble from the top and tunnel in from below.

Currently the only four victims identified are as follows:

  • Stacie Dawn Fang — 54 years old
    • Lived in Apartment 1002
    • Recovered on Thursday, June 24
  • Antonio Lozano — 83 years old
    • Lived in Apartment 903
    • Recovered on Thursday, June 24
  • Gladys Lozano — 79 years old
    • Lived in Apartment 903
    • Recovered on Friday, June 25
  • Manuel LaFont — 54-years-old
    • Lived in Apartment 801
    • Recovered on Friday, June 25

According to our NBC affiliate, NBC 6 South Florida, Sergio Lozano, the son of Gladys and Antonio Lozano, said officials took his DNA and was later they had recovered his parent’s bodies.

Lozano said that his parent were scared to die without each other.

Stacie Dawn Fang, who was the first victim identified, was the mother of the teen boy who was rescued from the rubble of the building.

According to NBC 6, Fang passed away shortly after arriving at Aventura Hospital Thursday.

As of Saturday evening, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the number of unaccounted for dropped down to 156 and the number accounted for went up to 130.

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