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Florida Officials Provide Update On Deadly Condo Collapse

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Members of an Israel team, top left, work alongside local search and rescue personnel atop the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of people remain missing almost a week after it partially collapsed, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Search and rescue personnel work alongside heavy machinery to sift through the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condo building, where scores of people remain missing almost a week after it partially collapsed, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Officials confirm four more bodies have been recovered at the site of the south Florida condo collapse. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said that brings the death toll to 16, with 147 people unaccounted for. She said 12 next-of-kin notifications have been made, but four families are still waiting to hear.

Cava added that numbers are very fluid and will continue to change, noting the number of deceased is separate from the 139 people who are accounted for.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said rescue crews will continue to work on the pile to get answers one way or another. Emergency management official Charles Cyrille said they have discovered fraudulent GoFundMe accounts trying to take advantage of those who wish to donate.

Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie said they are monitoring tropical waves in the Atlantic, but noted there’s a contingency plan in place to respond at the site of the collapse.

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