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So far, 96 victims of the Miami landslide have been identified, according to an update released by Miami-Dade County on Wednesday.
Among them are 95 whose bodies were removed from the Surfside rubble and one who died in hospital.
According to the county, which believes that two victims have not yet been identified, there are 96 families notified.
242 people were found and 97 missing person reports have been opened to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
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Miami-Dade police said a newly identified victim is 24-year-old Anastasiya Gromova.
His body was recovered from the rubble on Sunday, July 18.
"Thanks to the diligent and incredibly thorough work of our first responders and debris handling teams, the site of the building collapse has been largely cleared and the debris has been moved to the nearby evidence debris collection site. from the airport, "Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a statement.
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"First responders are now conducting additional searches of the debris at the collection site, as we continue to do everything we can to search as carefully as possible for any debris to close off the families. We continue to search with great care. and diligence and working closely with religious leaders, as we have done since the beginning of this process, "he added.
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"In landslides like this, unfortunately it is very difficult to recover all the remains. Some of the factors that prevent the search play against each other, such as fire and water. The enormous pressure of the weight of the collapse and the passage of time also make it more challenging. Our teams are committed to doing everything possible to close families down, and that is why they continue to search the rubble, "added Cava.
According to the county, teams are also continuing to recover personal property and religious artifacts, and are following protocols for collection and tagging.