Ns News Online Desk: Rescue workers have recovered more victims of the tower block that collapsed in Surf side, Florida, on 24 June. Ninety people have been confirmed dead and some 31 others are still thought to be missing.
The search for victims has been slow, as rescuers sort through the rubble in sweltering heat and high humidity. More than two weeks after the collapse the effort continues, though now without hope that anyone will be found alive.Those still missing include a devoted grandmother, a beloved teacher and the sister of Paraguay’s First Lady.
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Here is what we know about some of the others who have died, and some of those still missing.’They didn’t want to be apart from each other’ Antonio Lozano, 83, and his wife Gladys, 79, are among those confirmed dead after their son Sergio Lozano gave officials a DNA sample.
They were about to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary in July and had known each other for more than 60 years.
The couple used to joke that neither wanted the other one to die first, because they did not want to be apart from each other. Mr Lozano could see his parents’ apartment from his own home and heard the crash of the collapse. When he ran to the window, he could no longer see their apartment.
He told reporters that he took some comfort in the knowledge that they “went together and went quickly”.Mr Guara – whose remains were found days before those of his family – was described as “the type of person who was trying to be helpful and friendly and keeping it light” by college friend Mike Spring, while cousin Peter Milian told the Miami Herald he was “a great brother, uncle, cousin, son, and loved his daughters passionately”. “A family’s been erased,” Mr Milian told NBC 6 after rescuers found the bodies of Anaely Rodriguez and her daughters.