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Florida home collapse death toll rises to 12

The death toll from a home collapse in Surfside, Florida has risen to 12. The Washington Post< reported this on Tuesday, June 29.

“Most regrettably, another victim has been found, so the death toll has now reached 12,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Danielle Lavin Cava said during a news conference.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that rescuers had removed more than 1,36,000 pieces of reinforced concrete debris as they cleared the rubble from the accident.

On the eve of Cava announced the start of inspections of buildings that are 40 years old or more and have recently been certified for compliance with existing standards.

The collapse of a 12-story apartment building in Florida occurred on the night of June 24. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the collapse. June 25, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a decree announcing the state of emergency in Florida. Over the past day's bodies of 11 dead were found in the place of the tragedy. The fate of 150 people remains unknown.

On June 28 TV channel CNN reported that the owners of the apartments in the collapsed house had planned to make repairs in it for about $15 million.

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